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Calendar of Events
Your complete guide to all Cuids 400 events

This current month’s events are displayed, but click on any month listed for a list of events. Check back frequently as events and festivals are updated regularly.

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July 2010

Marquee Event - New World Theatre Project
Saturday, June 19th - Sunday, August 22nd
Event: New World Theatre Project
Location: Indeavour Stage, Cupids Haven backyard, Cupids

Performances take place outdoors in Cupids Haven Backyard. Please come prepared for the weather. A blanket, fold up chair, fly oil etc., is recommended - on some days, a rain coat would be advisable.

Box Office hours 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
To book tickets - please call Penny at 528-1610 or Rabbittown Theatre at 739-8220. Tickets will also be available at the gate prior to each performance (excluding Dinner Theatre tickets which must be purchased in advance).

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Performance Dates: June 19th to July 4th
Location: Indeavour Stage, Cupids Haven backyard, Cupids
6:00 pm (regular showtime)
3:00 pm & 6:00 pm (2 performances) on July 3rd - July 4th
Admission: $25.00

The Tiring House
Performance Dates: June 19th to August 22nd
Location: Indeavour Stage, Cupids Haven backyard, Cupids
1:00 pm
Admission: $10.00

Feast of the Sword Dinner Theatre
Performance Dates: June 23rd to August 14th
Location: Cupids Community Centre
6:00 pm
Admission: $47.50

Ben Pittman’s Colony of the Heart
Performance Dates: July 8th to July 30th
Location: Indeavour Stage, Cupids Haven backyard, Cupids
6:00 pm
Admission: $25.00

For complete information on New World Theatre project and Rabbittown Theatre, visit them online at www.rabbittowntheatre.com

Thursday, July 1st
Canada Day
Location: Cupids

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration will be swearing in new Canadians in Cupids on Canada Day. Cupids 400 Inc. will host a multi-cultural festival following the ceremony.

8:00 - 11:00 am
Community Breakfast sponsored by Cupids Historical Society, Legacy Hall, Cupids Legacy Centre. Cost: $7.00

11:00 am
Memorial Day Wreath Laying, Cupids War Memorial

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Free Family BBQ, Cupids Monument
Children's Activities: Wanderingbrush – face painting; balloon animals etc.

3:00 pm
Swearing in of New Canadians. This special ceremony is being hosted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, and Cupids 400 Inc.

Flag Raising: This flag was previously flown on Parliament Hill.

3:50 pm
Canadian Navy will proudly salute the new Canadians with a Feu De Joie – (fire of joy). It is best described as a gun salute or a "running fire of guns". During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was used to mark a military victory or birthday.

4:30 pm
Brew House Pub Opens with local entertainment

10:00 pm
Fireworks display

12:00 am
Last call

Marquee Event - Muses & Minstrels

Friday, July 2nd - Sunday, July 11th
Event: Muses & Minstrels - A Festival of Early Performing Arts - Roots of our Culture Symposium.

Date: Friday, July 2nd
Location: College of the North Atlantic, Carbonear

The symposium explores the traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador Culture evolving from the roots of our music, dance, theatre and forms of entertainment. Registration is open to general public on first come first serve basis.

8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration fee $40.00
Includes Ticket to Gala

Muses & Minstrels Opening Gala
Reception to follow Main Concourse

Muses and Minstrels Opening Gala will offer a sneak peek of what to expect from the first 17th century early performing arts festival in Newfoundland and Labrador. Performances by Hot Earth Ensemble, Jim Payne and Friends, Beni Malone of Wonderbolt Productions, and New World Theatre.

Date: Friday, July 2nd
Location: Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre, Conception Bay Regional Community Centre, Carbonear
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Admission: $15.00

Songs of the Sea Music Sessions
with Jim Payne and British musicians Marilyn Tucker, Paul Wilson, Rebecca Driscoll, Nicholas Wyke and David Faulkner.

Explore with experienced musicians, early folk instruments, music and dance. Join in Storytelling sessions that feature folk tales of an earlier time. Share your stories and bring your instruments or just sit back and enjoy.

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 (All Sessions)

Give Me a Wooden Boat
Date: Saturday, July 3rd
Location: Wooden Boat Museum of NL, Winterton

For the Fish we Must Prepare
Date: Sunday, July 4th
Location: Bay de Verde - Venue TBA

Thar She Blows
Date: Thursday, July 8th:
Location: Goodwill Lodge #84 SUF, Dildo

Shore to Shore Concerts
Jim Payne, Fergus O'Byrne and other members of Newfoundland's A Crowd of Bold Sharemen join musicians Marilyn Tucker, Paul Wilson, Rebecca Driscoll, Nicholas Wyke and David Faulkner from Devon, England to perform music and songs from Newfoundland and the English West Country.

8:00 pm
Admission: $15.00 (All Concerts)

Come All Ye Rambling Young Fellows!
Date: Saturday, July 3rd
Location: Scilly Cove Lodge 2 SUF, Winterton

Date: Sunday, July 4th
Location: Bay de Verde - Venue TBA

Will You Ship to Me
Date: Wednesday, July 7th
Location: Rorke Stores Mercantile Premises, Carbonear

Rolling On The Deep Blue Sea?
Date: Thursday, July 8th
Location: Goodwill Lodge #84 SUF, Dildo

Blow the Wind Westerly!
Date: Friday, July 9th
Location: Cupids United Church

Fairest Isles, All Isles Excelling - Hot Earth Ensemble
Each with a different theme, these three concerts will feature guest artists, Meredith Hall, soprano, Calvin Powell, baritone, and a group of Madrigal Singers, directed by Kellie Walsh. Presenting music that was played, sung, or danced to in the “Fairest Isle” of England 400 or so years ago.

8:00 pm
Admission: $15.00 (All Performances)

Date: Saturday, July 3rd
Location: Cupids United Church

Date: Wednesday, July 7th
Location: Bay Roberts - St. Matthews Anglican Church

Date: Saturday, July 10th
Location: Sheila NaGeira Theatre, Carbonear

Muses & Minstrels Youth Arts Camp
Children from Grades 4 - 12 will spend 3 hours a day for 5 days exploring various types of performing arts from the 17th century to present day. Youth will be involved in circus art, dance, music making, theatre and a variety of other exciting and fun creative activities, while exploring the historic Town of Cupids.

Date: Monday, July 5th - Friday, July 9th
Location: Cupids Legacy Centre

Participants must pre-register.
First come first serve - limited number of seats.
For more information contact Kathi at 528- 1610.
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration fee $20.00

Servant of Two Masters - Beni Malone & Wonderbolt Productions
A classic Commedia del’arte piece written by renowned Italian playwright Carlos Goldini and adapted for stage by Beni Malone of Wonderbolt Productions. Audiences will be treated to a tapestry of memorable characters, beautiful costumes, manic comic energy as they whirl at a break neck pace through the ever twisting and twirling plot that is the trademark of the commedia del’arte form.

Open to general public
8:00 pm
Admission: $15.00 (All Performances)

Date: Monday, July 5th
Location: Cupids Orange Lodge

Date: Tuesday, July 6th
Location: Rorke Stores Mercantile Premises, Carbonear

Date: Wednesday, July 7th
Location: John Hoskins Community Centre, Old Perlican

Date: Thursday, July 8th
Location: Spaniard's Bay Recreation Centre at Back Cove

Date: Friday, July 9th
Location: Brigus Heritage Church

English Country Dance Evening
Andrew Draskoy delivers an evening of English Country Dance demonstrations with audience participation. Open to general public

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Admission: $15.00

Date: Tuesday, July 6th
Location: Cupids Legacy Centre

Date: Wednesday, July 7th
Location: SUF Lodge, Heart's Content

Muses & Minstrels Closing Concert
Good Bye Fare Thee Well!
Date: Sunday, July 11th
Location: Brigus Heritage Church

Join Jim Payne and Friends for the Festival grand finale.

8:00 pm
Admission: $15.00

Saturday, July 3rd
Event: DuCats Rock 'n Roll Show
Location: Marysvale Parish Hall

Music from the '50's, '60's & '70's
9:30 pm - 1:30 am
Admission: $8 single - $15 double

Sunday, July 4th & July 18th
Event: Concert in Millbrook Garden
Location: Millbrook Gardens, Cupids

The best way to spend a beautiful Sunday in the summer! Join us for our Concert in Millbrook Gardens, with a selection of local performing musicians. All ages welcome!
2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Monday, July 5th
Event: Coasters 2010
Location: St. John’s/Cupids

Coasters 2010: National Antique and Classic Car Club will arrive in Cupids on July 5th with over 100 antique and classic cars for viewing. Following this will be a cross country tour from St. John’s to British Columbia.

Tuesday, July 6th
Event: Down Memory Lane - Concert
Location: Marian Hall, Conception Harbour

A concert featuring the heritage and culture of the communities of Conception Bay Central. Traditional music and dance, stories and recitations.
2:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 Adults, $2.00 Children

Sunday, July 11th
Event: Kelligrews Soiree Folk Festival
Location: Kelligrews

The CBS Parks Commission with support from Cupids 400 Inc. are producing a series of Heritage Booklets depicting the history and tradition of Conception Bay South. The booklets feature such traditions as agriculture, vernacular architecture and the towns heritage properties.

The launch of the Heritage Booklets has been postponed - date will be announced later.

Event: Unveiling of the Cupids 400 Heritage Mat
Location: Legacy Hall, Cupids Legacy Centre

Cupids 400 Inc. commissioned the Rug Hooking Guild of NL to produce a Cupids 400 Heritage Mat. The mat made from 10 – 10x10 original designs by member of the RHGNL from around the province will be hung in the Cupids Legacy Centre. The designs will be packaged and for sale at the Cupids Legacy Centre Museum Shop.
2:00 pm
Contact: 528-1610

Thursday, July 15th
Event: Launch of Voyage, by Dennis Flynn
Location: Legacy Hall, Cupids Legacy Centre

Retracing the 1612 journey of John Guys ship the Indeavour. In Voyage, photographer and writer Dennis Flynn retraces the journey of Guy and his crews in a photo essay profiling the modern-day communities along the routes, with special attention paid to John Guy's legacy, the town of Cupids, the birthplace of English Canada.
7:30 pm
Contact: 528-1610

Friday, July 16th
Event: Storytelling and Old Time Music and Entertainment
Location: John Hoskins Community Centre, Old Perlican

Join us as we celebrate the history of our region with storytelling, local musicians, mat hooking demonstrations and kids craft making. Converse with the town's people as they share their stories and hospitality.
1:00 pm

Event: From the Lips of Our People
Location: John Hoskins Community Centre, Old Perlican

Written by Newfoundland author and playwright Bruce Stagg, "From the Lips of Our People" weaves the memories of early outport life with modern day issues. These memories are presented through the reminiscences of Ben and Molly and will cause the audience to experience laughter, sadness, love and longing as they drift back in time to the "good old days."
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Admission: $5.00

Saturday, July 17th
Event: Traditional Dance Symposium
Location: John Hoskins Community Centre, Old Perlican

The Old Perlican Heritage Committee will host a Traditional Dance Symposium and "NL Time." Traditional dance in NL has long been recognized as a means of socialization within a given community.

The dances reflect the particular aesthetics of an individual community while celebrating its commonality with the culture of NL as a whole.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registered participants only.

Event: Old Perlican Community Supper
Location: John Hoskins Community Centre, Old Perlican

Join the people of Old Perlican for a community dinner. Experience NL hospitality and smiling faces in an outport by the sea.

5:00 pm
Admission: $10.00

Event: An Old Perlican "Time" - A Night of NL Entertainment.
Location: John Hoskins Community Centre, Old Perlican

Join local dancers for a "Time" to remember. Put on your dance shoes and get your toes tapping and dance the night away with traditional NL dancers.

6:30 pm
Admission: $5.00

Tickets sold in advance for both events.
Call 587-2435

Saturday, July 24th
Event: 100th Anniversary Shearstown Trinity United Church Celebrations
Location: Shearstown United Church

A Garden Party will be held as part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations. Join us for an afternoon of fun, games, music and good food.

Event: Down Memory Lane - Kitchen Party
Location: Marian Hall, Conception Harbour

Traditional Kitchen Party with local musicians.
Bar Service.

Saturday, July 31st
Event: 18th Annual Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada Conference participants visit and tour
Location: Cupids

Cupids welcomes participants of the annual Storytellers of Canada Conference hosted by the St. John's Storytelling Festival Inc. Participants will tour the historic Cupids Cove Plantation and the Cupids Legacy Centre.

Event: Cupids 400 Storytelling Concert
Location: St. George's Heritage Church, Brigus

Guest storytellers from around the world and at home will gather at St. George's Heritage Church in neighbouring Brigus. International storytellers, Graham Langley and Jan Andrews will be joined by Newfoundland storyteller Margaret Hitchens for an evening of traditional English folk and fairy tales.

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Admission: $5.00

July and August
Event: Historic Walking Tour
Location: Town of Carbonear

Interpreters in period costume will guide visitors around the heritage district in the Town of Carbonear. Participants will encounter various "personages" who will recount the events and Indeavours of life in earlier times. Visit www.carbonear.ca for complete details.

Event: Town of Carbonear Cultural Events
Location: Rorke Stores Museum and Loft, Water Street, Carbonear

The Rorke Stores Museum and Loft in Carbonear is one of the anchor museums in the region. Its mandate is to preserve and promote the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery and the Town's rich heritage and traditions. Visit www.carbonear.ca for details.

Event: 1762 - The Taking of Torbay - Written by Ben Pittman
Location: Town of Torbay

A story from the perspective of three Torbay men - and one woman who found themselves thrust into the peril of war and how they discovered the courage within to put aside their previous difficulties and focus on the task at hand, the liberation of Newfoundland from the French by Lt. Colonel William Amherst.

The outdoor play was commissioned by Torbay Museum/Heritage Committee with support from Cupids 400 Inc. Outdoor performances will take place in July and August in Torbay, and will run through the 2010 Torbay Hillside Festival from August 12th - 22nd.

For tickets and further details visit www.town.torbay.nf.ca