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Go Guide – community event listings Aug. 28-Sept. 4


Thursday, August 28• Lots to do at the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, 7 Conception Bay Highway in Conception Bay South. Aug. 28 is a family campfire and sing-along from 7-8 p.m. We provide the marshmallows for roasting. Feel free to bring an instrument and join in the sing-along. More information at manuelsriver.com.

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 Aug. 28 at Room 2J618 near the main entrance of the Health Sciences Centre. For information call Diana at 753-3530.

• The women of GEO are hosting a fun look at the science of healthy living on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Learn from experts about healthy choices for your mind, body and soul through fun sessions and homemade recipes. You will also have the opportunity to meet professional women in the fields of health and wellness (with representatives from hairdressing, athletic therapy, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, esthetics, all natural health and wellness products and more) who can provide useful tips to looking good and feeling great. General admission $10. GEO members, MUN faculty, staff and students $8. This is a 19+ event, ID required. RSVP encouraged, please call 737-7881 or email ashley.wright@geocentre.ca.

 

Friday, August 29

• The Sixth annual North Shore Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser will be held at the Church at Ochre Pit Cove on Friday, Aug. 29 starting at 7 p.m. As always, we invite performers of all kinds to step up and sing a song, play a tune or tell a story. Raffle item donations are welcome as well as potluck snacks. Performers should contact Lisa Porter at 685-3307 or info@thechurchatochrepitcove.com to help us schedule the evening.

Saturday, August 30

• Last Irish walking tour of the season on Aug. 30 at 2:25 p.m. Hear about the famous Irish revolutionary leader who visited St. John’s and the UVF gun-running ship that came to Newfoundland. Meet at the Basilica steps. Reservations only call 364-6845 or www.boyletours.com.

• Positive Thinkers Breakfast on Aug. 30 from 9-11 a.m. We have Lynn Randell-Childs speaking about Zumba fitness, not just an ordinary fitness class but so much more for your mind, body and soul. We also have Glenn Rose to warm us up with an affirmation. We meet at Uptown Gourmet Grill and Bar on Kenmount Road. Cost for members $18, non-members $21.

• “Queen of Paradise’s Garden” (puppet show) on Aug. 30 at the Cupids Legacy Centre at 2:30 p.m. General admission: $10, under 16: $5, family pass: $25. For tickets: visit http://perchancetheatre.com.

• 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.

• The 30-Plus Singles Club is having a singles dance, on Aug. 30 at the RCAF Club, 565 Roosevelt Ave., Pleasantville starting at 9:30 p.m. Members $5, non-members $9. Jeans are permitted for this dance. For more information about our club and our events, visit our website, www.30plussinglesclub.ca.

 

Sunday, August 31

•  The Hant’s Harbour Crab Festival presents the Bugs and Debbie Greene Musical Comedy Show, Sunday, Aug. 31 from 3-5 p.m. This show is high energy, foot-

stomping fun for all ages — with a great blend of Newfoundland comedy and traditional music. Call 586-2652 for ticket details, or check out the Hant’s Harbour Fire Department Facebook page.

• 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.

• Trouting at Cupids’ Pond on Aug. 31 from 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at Cupids Legacy Centre. Cost is $10. Please pre-register by calling Cupids Legacy Centre at 528-1610.

• 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.

 

Monday, September 1

•  Labour Day 2014 Family Fun Day and Picnic on Sept. 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the Swilers Rugby Club on 100 Crosbie Rd. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy games for all ages, hots and hams, ice cream, bouncy castles, magic show from

2–3 p.m., 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 September 2

• On Sept. 2 the Newfoundland Horticultural Society’s monthly meeting will be held at St. David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Avenue at 8 p.m. Ross Traverse will do a timely presentation on harvesting and storing vegetables. Join us for the talk and enjoy refreshments and friendly garden chat afterwards. New and returning members welcome.

Wednesday, September 3

• The Landfall Trust of Brigus, in partnership with The Rooms present the Kent Centennial Wrap-Up on Sept. 3 from 7-8 p.m. at The Rooms, St. John’s. See photos and hear stories of how the Rockwell Kent Centennial of 2014 unfolded. Meet Caroline Stone, curator of the Rockwell Kent Exhibition “Pointed North.” Caroline will be on hand for discussion and questions relating to the exhibition. Meet and chat with board members from The Landfall Trust. Free public event.

• Coastal Sounds C.B.S. Community Choir is open to people of any age and singing background. No auditions required. Entering its eighth successful year. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evening from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. at Admirals Coast Retirement Centre in Upper Gullies. First meeting is Sept 3. Please visit us at www.coastalsounds.ca or info@coastalsounds.ca or the facebook page at www.facebook.com/Coastalsoundschoir. New Members especially welcomed.

 • Archeology night on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Cost is $8.

 

Upcoming events

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Prostate Cancer Support Group will hold its annual survivor’s conference and retreat at the Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp in Bishop’s Falls from Sept. 5-7. Conference, meals and lodging will be free of charge. For more information or to register, please contact Susan Penney at 757-8530 or

1-888-753-6520

• Fancy Stitches Two-Day Rug Hooking Workshop on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Cupids Legacy Centre from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $60 course registration + cost of materials if needed. Instructor: Diana Dove. Please register by calling Cupids Legacy Centre at 528-1610. Call Diana Dove at 884-1936 for more information regarding the workshop.

• Creative Book Publishing invites you to the launch of Ida Linehan Young’s memoir, “No Turning Back, Surviving the Linehan Family Tragedy” happening on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. in North Harbour, St. Mary’s Bay at the North Harbour Community Centre. All are welcome, refreshments will be served, admission is free and books will be available for purchase.

• Scottish country dance classes begin Sept. 8 at Wesley United Church, 101 Patrick Street, St. John’s. Organizational/introductory class on Sept. 8 from 7:45-10 p.m. Regular classes begin Sept. 15. All are welcome, especially beginners. No partners are necessary. Scottish country dancing is a fun and friendly way to exercise both body and mind, and you don’t have to be Scottish. For more information contact Ken at 722-5787 or visit our website at www.rscdsstjohns.ca.

• St. John the Evangelist ACW hosts an End of Summer Card Game on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail. Please bring own cards and baskets. Cost is $5.

• The Agnes Pratt Auxiliary Cold Plate Luncheon and Card Game will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Wesley United Church. Lecture Hall on Patrick Street. Tickets are $15 and may be obtained by calling Marjorie at 722-6825 or Pheobe at 726-1689.

• Breakwater Books and Creative Book Publishing are excited to present Mixed Type 3 — putting a twist on mainstream literary events in downtown St. John’s on Sept. 11 at Erin’s Pub on Water Street at 7 p.m. Local authors and musicians will team up with host and award-winning author Chad Pelley to present an unforgettable night of literature and music. Mixed Type 3 will feature authors Megan Gail Coles, Ed Kavanagh, Trudy J. Morgan-Cole and Nicholas Ruddock along with a musical performance by the Sherry Ryan Band. All are welcome to attend, refreshments will be served and admission is free. Did we mention that there will also be killer door prizes courtesy of our friends at Aqua Kitchen and Bar, The Club, Hometel and The Telegram? And, if that was not enough awesomeness, we will also be giving away a collection of books by Creative and Breakwater authors.

 • Artists Alley Holyrood — Carbonear on Sept. 11 through to Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow artists on the Conception Bay Highway. All artists will have a TAAG sign and number inviting people into their homes. For more Information call Rosemary at 229-0639.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will host a fundraising concert for the NL Musicians’ Emergency Fund at The Ship on Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. Proceeds from this concert will be contributed to the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Emergency Fund. $15 at the door.

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 Aug. 28 at Room 2J618 near the main entrance of the Health Sciences Centre. For information call Diana at 753-3530.

• The women of GEO are hosting a fun look at the science of healthy living on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Learn from experts about healthy choices for your mind, body and soul through fun sessions and homemade recipes. You will also have the opportunity to meet professional women in the fields of health and wellness (with representatives from hairdressing, athletic therapy, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, esthetics, all natural health and wellness products and more) who can provide useful tips to looking good and feeling great. General admission $10. GEO members, MUN faculty, staff and students $8. This is a 19+ event, ID required. RSVP encouraged, please call 737-7881 or email ashley.wright@geocentre.ca.

 

Friday, August 29

• The Sixth annual North Shore Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser will be held at the Church at Ochre Pit Cove on Friday, Aug. 29 starting at 7 p.m. As always, we invite performers of all kinds to step up and sing a song, play a tune or tell a story. Raffle item donations are welcome as well as potluck snacks. Performers should contact Lisa Porter at 685-3307 or info@thechurchatochrepitcove.com to help us schedule the evening.

Saturday, August 30

• Last Irish walking tour of the season on Aug. 30 at 2:25 p.m. Hear about the famous Irish revolutionary leader who visited St. John’s and the UVF gun-running ship that came to Newfoundland. Meet at the Basilica steps. Reservations only call 364-6845 or www.boyletours.com.

• Positive Thinkers Breakfast on Aug. 30 from 9-11 a.m. We have Lynn Randell-Childs speaking about Zumba fitness, not just an ordinary fitness class but so much more for your mind, body and soul. We also have Glenn Rose to warm us up with an affirmation. We meet at Uptown Gourmet Grill and Bar on Kenmount Road. Cost for members $18, non-members $21.

• “Queen of Paradise’s Garden” (puppet show) on Aug. 30 at the Cupids Legacy Centre at 2:30 p.m. General admission: $10, under 16: $5, family pass: $25. For tickets: visit http://perchancetheatre.com.

• 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.

• The 30-Plus Singles Club is having a singles dance, on Aug. 30 at the RCAF Club, 565 Roosevelt Ave., Pleasantville starting at 9:30 p.m. Members $5, non-members $9. Jeans are permitted for this dance. For more information about our club and our events, visit our website, www.30plussinglesclub.ca.

 

Sunday, August 31

•  The Hant’s Harbour Crab Festival presents the Bugs and Debbie Greene Musical Comedy Show, Sunday, Aug. 31 from 3-5 p.m. This show is high energy, foot-

stomping fun for all ages — with a great blend of Newfoundland comedy and traditional music. Call 586-2652 for ticket details, or check out the Hant’s Harbour Fire Department Facebook page.

• 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.

• Trouting at Cupids’ Pond on Aug. 31 from 1-2:30 p.m. Meet at Cupids Legacy Centre. Cost is $10. Please pre-register by calling Cupids Legacy Centre at 528-1610.

• 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.

 

Monday, September 1

•  Labour Day 2014 Family Fun Day and Picnic on Sept. 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the Swilers Rugby Club on 100 Crosbie Rd. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy games for all ages, hots and hams, ice cream, bouncy castles, magic show from

2–3 p.m., 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 September 2

• On Sept. 2 the Newfoundland Horticultural Society’s monthly meeting will be held at St. David’s Church Hall, Elizabeth Avenue at 8 p.m. Ross Traverse will do a timely presentation on harvesting and storing vegetables. Join us for the talk and enjoy refreshments and friendly garden chat afterwards. New and returning members welcome.

Wednesday, September 3

• The Landfall Trust of Brigus, in partnership with The Rooms present the Kent Centennial Wrap-Up on Sept. 3 from 7-8 p.m. at The Rooms, St. John’s. See photos and hear stories of how the Rockwell Kent Centennial of 2014 unfolded. Meet Caroline Stone, curator of the Rockwell Kent Exhibition “Pointed North.” Caroline will be on hand for discussion and questions relating to the exhibition. Meet and chat with board members from The Landfall Trust. Free public event.

• Coastal Sounds C.B.S. Community Choir is open to people of any age and singing background. No auditions required. Entering its eighth successful year. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evening from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. at Admirals Coast Retirement Centre in Upper Gullies. First meeting is Sept 3. Please visit us at www.coastalsounds.ca or info@coastalsounds.ca or the facebook page at www.facebook.com/Coastalsoundschoir. New Members especially welcomed.

 • Archeology night on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cupids Legacy Centre. Cost is $8.

 

Upcoming events

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Prostate Cancer Support Group will hold its annual survivor’s conference and retreat at the Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp in Bishop’s Falls from Sept. 5-7. Conference, meals and lodging will be free of charge. For more information or to register, please contact Susan Penney at 757-8530 or

1-888-753-6520

• Fancy Stitches Two-Day Rug Hooking Workshop on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Cupids Legacy Centre from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $60 course registration + cost of materials if needed. Instructor: Diana Dove. Please register by calling Cupids Legacy Centre at 528-1610. Call Diana Dove at 884-1936 for more information regarding the workshop.

• Creative Book Publishing invites you to the launch of Ida Linehan Young’s memoir, “No Turning Back, Surviving the Linehan Family Tragedy” happening on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. in North Harbour, St. Mary’s Bay at the North Harbour Community Centre. All are welcome, refreshments will be served, admission is free and books will be available for purchase.

• Scottish country dance classes begin Sept. 8 at Wesley United Church, 101 Patrick Street, St. John’s. Organizational/introductory class on Sept. 8 from 7:45-10 p.m. Regular classes begin Sept. 15. All are welcome, especially beginners. No partners are necessary. Scottish country dancing is a fun and friendly way to exercise both body and mind, and you don’t have to be Scottish. For more information contact Ken at 722-5787 or visit our website at www.rscdsstjohns.ca.

• St. John the Evangelist ACW hosts an End of Summer Card Game on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 20 Rectory Rd., Topsail. Please bring own cards and baskets. Cost is $5.

• The Agnes Pratt Auxiliary Cold Plate Luncheon and Card Game will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Wesley United Church. Lecture Hall on Patrick Street. Tickets are $15 and may be obtained by calling Marjorie at 722-6825 or Pheobe at 726-1689.

• Breakwater Books and Creative Book Publishing are excited to present Mixed Type 3 — putting a twist on mainstream literary events in downtown St. John’s on Sept. 11 at Erin’s Pub on Water Street at 7 p.m. Local authors and musicians will team up with host and award-winning author Chad Pelley to present an unforgettable night of literature and music. Mixed Type 3 will feature authors Megan Gail Coles, Ed Kavanagh, Trudy J. Morgan-Cole and Nicholas Ruddock along with a musical performance by the Sherry Ryan Band. All are welcome to attend, refreshments will be served and admission is free. Did we mention that there will also be killer door prizes courtesy of our friends at Aqua Kitchen and Bar, The Club, Hometel and The Telegram? And, if that was not enough awesomeness, we will also be giving away a collection of books by Creative and Breakwater authors.

 • Artists Alley Holyrood — Carbonear on Sept. 11 through to Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow artists on the Conception Bay Highway. All artists will have a TAAG sign and number inviting people into their homes. For more Information call Rosemary at 229-0639.

• The Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will host a fundraising concert for the NL Musicians’ Emergency Fund at The Ship on Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. Proceeds from this concert will be contributed to the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Emergency Fund. $15 at the door.

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