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Sunday, May 26
Family Art The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador,
located in the Arts and Culture Centre in St. Johns, offers a drop-in
for free family art activities from 1-4 p.m. followed by a free Sound
Symposium concert with Newfoundland folk duo Jean Hewson and Christina
Smith at 3 p.m. For information, call 737-8209.
Sunday, June 2
Gallery events Selected winners of the Newfoundland and
Labrador Arts and Letters Awards in the writing and musical categories
present their winning entries at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
at 3 p.m. Free admission. Info: 737-8209.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, located in the St. John's
Arts and Culture Centre, presents the exhibition The Ship Inn: Celebrating
25 Years, until June 29. For 25 years, it has been a centre of artistic
production, advocacy and display. And yes, its a bar. Tucked away
on Solomons Lane in old St. Johns, The Ship Inn was opened
in 1977 by the Parnhams and continues to be family-run. The Ship Inns
"alumni" are a veritable whos-who of Newfoundlands
cultural community. Curated by Bruce Johnson, this exhibition will combine
archival materials, visual art, music, video and writing; bringing together
a score of artists, actors, filmmakers and writers in a celebration of
a place that remains close to the geographical and cultural heart of St.
Johns. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday evenings
7-10 p.m. For more information, call 737-8209 or check www.agnl.ca
Botanical Garden Spring Family Fun schedule
Family Fun Day is held every Sunday at MUN Botanical Garden, from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, a suitable indoor
program will be available. The fee is general admission / free for members
of the Friends. Pre-registration is not required. For more information
about the events listed below, call 737-8590.
Sunday Morning Nature Hike 10 a.m.
Explore Newfoundland barrens, boreal forest or bog as you hike one of
our nature trails with education staff. Learn about Newfoundland plants
and animals while you enjoy plenty of fresh air and exercise. The nature
trails are not wheelchair accessible. (Duration: one hour)
Story Time / Art & Crafts 11 a.m.
This program may take place outdoors, depending on the weather. Theme-related
stories will be read by education staff, followed by simple crafts and
other activities. (Duration: 30 - 45 minutes)
Dining With Ducks 12 noon
Education staff will lead you on a leisurely stroll along the exploration
trail, down to Oxen Pond. We'll provide the duck food! Participants are
welcome to bring a picnic style snack or lunch. We'll read you stories
while you eat. (Program duration: 30 - 45 minutes)
Garden Tour 1 p.m.
Take a relaxing walk among our flower gardens and see what's in bloom
this week. Garden tour includes the rock gardens, cottage garden, Newfoundland
heritage bed, alpine house, rhododendron dell and much more. (Program
duration: 30 - 45 minutes)
Puppet Show / Story Time 2 p.m.
This program may take place outdoors, depending on the weather. Join our
education staff for a short puppet show, sing-a-long and story time. Some
art and crafts will also be available. (Program duration: 30 - 45 minutes)
Nature Hike to Oxen Pond/Duck Feeding 3 p.m.
Education staff will lead you on an easy guided tour along the exploration
trail, to Oxen Pond. While you feed the ducks (food is provided) staff
will help you identify and learn about the different waterfowl, insects
and other creatures that live on Oxen Pond. (Program duration: 30 - 45