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Wed Aug 27
9TH ANNUAL BIG BOOK SALE (AUG 25-30).

Lower Level, Brunswick Square, 39 King Street.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John is looking for your gently used books between June 2 and August 16. Your donations will be sold during the 9th Annual "BIG" Book Sale.  If you have up to 3 grocery bags of books to donate, you can drop them off at area Sobeys stores in the marked bins at the front of the store. If you have more than 3 grocery bags of books to donate, please call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at (506) 635-1145 to make alternate arrangements. All types of gently used books are welcome except for damaged books, encyclopedias, textbooks, or magazines. Last year, the BIG Book Sale raised over $14,000 for children’s mentoring programs and this year’s sale in Brunswick Square is shaping up to be as big as ever, thanks to your generous support.

Contact Phone: 506-635-1145
Thu Aug 28
EXHIBIT: "THE VIBRANT EASTERN CANADIAN LANDSCAPE".

Saint John Free Public Library, 1 Market Square.

Enjoy the oil paintings of Vanessa Pesch at the Central Library's Millennium Artplace during regular Library hours. Continues until September 13. Library is closed on Saturday & Sunday during the summer, and Holidays.
Thu Aug 28
SCULPTURE SAINT JOHN (AUG 07-SEP 20).

Water St. (between Coast Guard & Loyalist Plaza).

9:00 am-5:00 pm Daily.  Pay a visit regularly to watch the sculptures take form! Eight international stone artists will each create a large sculpture from tons of granite for eight Partner Sponsors. Partners for the 2014 Sculpture Symposium are St. Stephen, St. Andrews, Black Harbour, Grand Bay-Westfield, Saint John Waterfront Development, New Brunswick Community College Saint John, Hampton, and Sussex. (506) 653-8358.

Contact Phone: (506) 643-8358
Thu Aug 28
JOHN COREY'S QUILTS EXHIBITION (THRU AUG 31).

New Brunswick Museum, 1 Market Square.

9:00 am-5:00 pm.  John Corey’s interest in, and promotion of, the importance of textiles was a crucial factor in the survival and flourishing of the art of quilting in southern New Brunswick. His decision to commission these quilts not only drew attention to their production but also to their significance on a broader scale. This preserved suite of quilts pays homage to the customs of quilt-making in New Brunswick and it also focuses attention on the value of the time and effort of many women who would otherwise go unrecognized. www.nbm-mnb.ca  (506) 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595.


Contact Phone: (506) 643-2300
Fri Aug 29
LABOUR DAY WEEKEND AT MARKET SQUARE (AUG 29-31).

Market Square.

7:00 pm-12:00 midnight.  After months of daily festivals and events, we deserve a proper farewell for the season. Join us for the long weekend to paint it red! “Music for a Cure Saturday - Saint John Edition” is a province-wide goal to raise awareness and support for cancer survivors: both for today, and for tomorrow. Enjoy a full roster of our region's musical talents take the Boardwalk Stage in the fight against cancer.

Contact Phone: 506-658-3600
Fri Aug 29
BRUNDAGE POINT WEEKLY MARKET.

Brundage Point River Centre, Grand Bay-Westfield.

3:30-7:30 pm.  The weekly Market continues every Friday through September 19th. We have “local” vendors selling handcrafted birdhouses, woodworking products, homemade jams and jellies, in season local produce, hand sewn items such as quilts, unique handmade jewellery, delicious home cooking, and baking, Thai food, handmade soap and lotions, maple syrup and its by-products as well as several other “seasonal” vendors. We offer an exceptionally priced barbecue by Chef Frank, who is famous for his breakfasts of previous years at the former Sunday Market. We are always looking for “new” vendors as well. If you know of anyone that may be interested in becoming a vendor, please have them contact picklelady@nb.sympatico.ca  or phone: (506) 763-2912. We hope to see you at the Market!

Fri Aug 29
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL OF COLOURS (AUG 29-31).

Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal, 333 Water St.

This is a Free public celebration of Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Cultural Expression, Equality and Citizenship Participation. Attendees will enjoy featured cultural and ethno-cultural performances, traditional arts demonstrations represent the cultural diversity of our city and region's artists, artisans and Heritage Performers. Come and learn about the many valuable public programs and services that exist with our region and the strength that a culturally diverse community and region can contribute to the strength of a community, a city and a region.
Aug 29: Day One Official Opening Ceremony 7-9 pm
Aug 30: Day Two Festival and Exhibition 12-8 pm
Aug 31: Day Three Festival and Exhibition 12-5 pm
We're better together! Let's Celebrate!

Contact Phone: (506) 849-8778
Sat Aug 30
ROCKWOOD COURT REUNION (AUG 30 & 31).

Lions Hall, Loch Lomand Villa, Loch Lomond Rd.

6:30 pm.  Calling all former Rockwood Courters. Join us on the 30th and 31st for a reunion and family barbecue! Contact Mike for more information at (506) 653-1832.

Contact Phone: 506-653-1832
Sun Aug 31
QUEEN SQUARE FARMERS' MARKET (EVERY SUNDAY).

Queen Square, South End.

9:00 am-2:00 pm.  This is a lovely open air market held in the heart of the South End. The Queen Square Farmers Market occurs every Sunday, rain or shine, through the summer and early fall. The market focuses on local, healthy, environmentally friendly, ethnically diverse, and high quality goods. There is a lot to see, eat, buy, and do, so come on down and check it out!