Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised a number of free events as part of this year’s European Heritage Open Days (EHOD). Taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022, EHOD is an annual celebration of local architecture, history and culture across Northern Ireland. This year’s theme focuses on Sustainable Heritage; Learn, Use and Enjoy.
Get out and about in Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark with a Guided Walk at Gortmaconnell or enjoy a history bike ride at Old Castle Archdale in Fermanagh. Discover some of the sites and stories of Fermanagh’s Medieval Lough Erne Pilgrimage Route at an interesting talk at Enniskillen Castle. Why not take a guided tour of Cole’s Monument or a walking tour of Enniskillen as Gaeilge with Tursa Inis Ceithleann?
In Omagh, you can enjoy a Historic Buildings walk and talk which includes an open door look inside the Provincial Bank Building to find out about the building’s past and its future plans. Find out more about the post glacial landscapes of the Sperrins on an interesting and active bus trip around the southern Sperrrins, and children will love the Forage Walk at Ecclesville Demesne in Fintona.
Still to come, look out for ‘Meet the Giant’ walking tours – an opportunity to walk to the Mullaghcarn summit and meet the new Guardian of the Sperrins. The walking tours will be delivered in English and Irish language.
Speaking about the programme, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff said;
“I am delighted that the Council (FODC) is actively participating in European Heritage Open Days 2022.
This annual event provides an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to explore the built and natural heritage of the District through specially organised events.
This year’s theme focusses on sustainability and how our historical sites can be more environmentally friendly, which is important in the context of Climate Change.
The Council (FODC) is committed to ensuring that our natural and built heritage is cherished, sustainably managed and accessible. The European Heritage Open Days provide an opportunity to achieve this and ensure that our heritage is preserved for future generations.
I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the European Heritage Open Days weekend to explore some of the heritage of our District.”
Admission to all events and activities is free of charge but booking is essential.
HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Athletics announced on Monday that thanks to a continued generous corporate commitment from Alabama Credit Union, admission to all UAH regular season events at Charger Park along with volleyball games at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall will be free for all spectators.
This is the second straight year UAH has partnered with ACU to provide free admission to all spectators for volleyball and at Charger Park.
The first opportunities for Charger fans to take advantage of this special offer for the 2022-23 academic year come this week as women’s soccer opens up the home slate on Thursday at Charger Park followed by the men’s soccer home-opener on Sunday.
Women’s soccer welcomes Trevecca Nazarene at 5 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the men’s game on Sunday against North Georgia at 2 p.m. at Charger Park. Volleyball’s first home action will also be the beginning of Gulf South Conference play on Sept. 16 against West Alabama at 6 p.m.
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The League of Legends Star Guardian Event started off rocky, with many of the event rewards bugging out and preventing players from claiming them. To make amends with the community, Riot is giving away all the Star Guardian event rewards for free — minus the skins.
Missed out on the Star Guardian rewards? Riot is compensating everyone due to issues plaguing the event.
For players who have already earned some of the rewards, they’ll just be granted another. The only rewards not unlockable twice will be the icons — since those are limited to one per summoner.
To unlock these free rewards, players will still need to play the game. But the process has become far simplified than the actual event. From August 17 to August 23, play a single game per day. In addition, the League of Legends accounts must have been made prior to August 11, 2022.
Here is the full list of free awards:
Aug 17: 300 Star Guardian Tokens, Star Guardian 2022 Orb, 800 Blue Essence, Eternals Capsule, Star Guardian Event Icon
Aug 18: Star Nemesis Fiddlesticks Icon, Fiddlesticks Series 1 Eternals, Come Closer Emote, Morgana Series 1 Eternals, Star Nemesis Morgana Emote
Aug 19: Star Nemesis Morgana Icon, Kai’Sa Series 1 Eternals, Aww How Cute! emote, Akali Series 1 Eternals
Aug 20: Star Guardian Kai’Sa Icon, Star Guardian Akali Icon, Ekko Series 1 Eternals, Gotcha! emote, Rock On! emote
Aug 21: Taliyah Series 1 Eternals, Star Guardian Taliyah Icon, Star Guardian Ekko Icon, Sona Series 1 Eternals, So Sweet! emote
Aug 22: Rell Series 1 Eternals, One More Thing… Emote, Star Guardian Rell Icon, Quinn Series 1 Eternals, Star Guardian Sona Icon
Aug 23: Nilah Series 1 Eternals, What Joy! Emote, Perfection emote, Star Guardian Quinn Icon, Star Guardian Nilah Icon
The one game per day requirement was a measure from Riot to prevent more system overloads, which caused the bugs and glitches in the event to begin with.
Title of Event(s): Blessed Hearts Fitness Organizer or Agency: Noel Montgomery Date(s) and Time(s): Tuesdays 5:30-6:30PM & Thursdays 6-7PM Tuesdays, August 2,9,16,23,30,Thursdays: August 4,11,18,25 Event Location(s): Garfield community center, Tuesdays & Rainier Beach community center, Thursdays Event Description: Blessed Hearts Fitness is to educate, demonstrate and motivate healthier options and productive movement. Event Facebook:https://m.facebook.com/835254086570267/ Event Website:https://m.facebook.com/835254086570267/
Title of Event(s): Massive Monkees: Fresh Air open dance sessions Organizer or Agency: Extraordinary Futures Date(s) and Time(s): August 2,5,9,12,16,19,23,26,30, 6-9PM Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Fridays: Pratt Park Basketball Courts & Tuesdays: Jefferson Park Shelter #3 Event Description: Drop in Breakdance sessions facilitated by coaches from the Massive Monkees. Participants will learn basic breakdance moves and be able to practice them in a fun and interactive setting. Event Facebook: www.facebook.com/massivemonkees Event Website: www.massivemonkees.com
Title of Event(s): Honored Rose – Mother’s Brunch Organizer or Agency: Muslimah’s Against Abuse Center Date(s) and Time(s): August 14, 2022 Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): MAAC Office: 7136 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Suite 204, Seattle, WA 98118 Event Description: Our Honored Rose program is a bi-weekly brunch for mothers. MAAC aims to give our mothers in the community roses and much needed appraisal for being such amazing caretakers. Our weekly brunches aim to discuss topics such as postpartum depression, maternal health abuse and creating a space for new moms to be themselves and to relax. Event Facebook: www.facebook.com/MuslimahsAgainstAbuseCenter Event Website: MAAC (ma-ac.org)
Title of Event(s): ‘Dance Is Where We Heal’ Organizer or Agency: Franchesska Berry Date(s) and Time(s): Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Saturdays 6, 13, 20, 27. Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm & Saturday 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Event Description: Franchesska Berry specializes in teaching traditional storytelling, dances, drums, and the language of West Africa within the Feminine Essence. We resolves identified problems for participants holistically through dance and oneness. We shift the energy honoring who and whose we are. This teaching style consistently enhances students’ mental well-being, stamina, rhythm, timing, and energy from dancing. We evoke Spiritual self-love initiations and transmute struggle into miracles. Event Website: https://www.thefeminineessence.com/
Title of Event(s): Jefferson Jumpstart Organizer or Agency: Beacon Arts Date(s) and Time(s): Aug 4 & 11, 7pm Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jefferson Park Amphitheater Event Description: Beacon Arts returns to Jefferson Park Amphitheater with Free Jefferson Jumpstart Concert to get a jumpstart on your weekend! Join us for free contemporary music by: KEXP 8/4Supersones – a six-piece Cuban son band! 8/11Ramblxr – dance music with live instrument Event Facebook: https://fb.me/e/nePgV2RRf Event Website: https://www.beacon-arts.org/
Title of Event(s): Alafia: Sacred Drum and Dance Organizer or Agency: Griot Girlz Date(s) and Time(s): Saturdays August 6,13,20,27, 12-2 pm Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Judkins Park @ Norman St Event Description: African Drum and Dance sessions open to all ages, stages and walks of life. Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/746783473417147 Event Website: www.griotgirlz.org
Title of Event(s): Accessible Seattle- Accessible Music Festival! Organizer or Agency: NOC Society Date(s) and Time(s): August 6, 2022, 1-5pm Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jefferson Park Event Description: Accessible Seattle- Accessible Music Festival! will be a 100% accessible music festival that features local Seattle musicians of all abilities!
Title of Event(s): Hit Workouts Organizer or Agency: Free Flo Fit Date(s) and Time(s): August 6, 13, 20, 27, 12:15-1:15PM Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Columbia City Fitness (2609 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144). Event Description: Free Saturday classes from 12:15-1:15pm in the group fitness room all are welcome. Held every Saturday except for July 9th and July 23rd. Event Facebook: facebook.com/freeflofit6 Event Website: www.freeflofit.com
Title of Event(s): THE WRITE TO BREATHE THEATER CAMP Organizer or Agency: Kathya Alexander Date(s) and Time(s): August 6 & 13, 11:30AM-3:30PM, August 21, 5-9PM Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Rainier Beach CC Plaza Event Description: Youth will create a play to tell their own stories. They will learn the basics of storytelling/poetry, including point of view, setting, character, conflict, resolution, what their character wants, what is keeping them from getting what they want, how they overcome the obstacle, and how their life changes when they get what they want. The act of creating the presentation will reinforce strengths, including realizations about who I am, what I think, what my life has been like, what I want, and what I can accomplish. Event Website: To sign up and for more information contact Kathya Alexander at email@example.com
Title of Event(s): Park & Play with Reconnect Organizer or Agency: Progress House Association Date(s) and Time(s): August 13th, 2022, 12-3pm. Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Powell Barnett Event Description: An afternoon of music, food, and fun for the family!
Title of Event(s): THE BAZZOOKA BALL Organizer or Agency: BAZZOOKAFEST, The Vera Project & Northwest Film Forum Date(s) and Time(s): August 19, 2022, 3-10PM Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Jefferson Park Event Description: BAZZOOKAFEST presents a celebration for all LGBTQIA+ members of Seattle’s black and brown communities, with a Kiki ball employing drag artists, dance performers and DJs of color to perform live. The market for black-owned businesses will return for a second day to platform additional vendors and close out the weekend’s festivities.
Title of Event(s): YES FEST Organizer or Agency: Bureau of Fearless Ideas Date(s) and Time(s): 8/26, 4:00 – 6:00 pm Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Yesler Terrace Park Event Description: YES FEST is a community festival, bringing together youth, families, and residents of Yesler Terrace to be together and celebrate. Each YES FEST includes booths from community organizations, a range of hands-on activities, food, and fellowship.
Title of Event(s): Future Ancient – Yoga in the Park Organizer or Agency: Experience Education Date(s) and Time(s): August 27, 2022, 1-3PM Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Hing Hay Park Event Description: We will feature local artists and cultural workers sharing their message and purpose on how they center their cultural futures and collective liberation through their work.
Title of Event(s): Barbershop Chat Chew & Play 2 of 2-part Series Organizer or Agency: Fathers and Sons Together FAST Date(s) and Time(s): August 27, 2022, 12-4PM Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): Rainier Beach CC Plaza Event Description: Free Haircuts, speakers, food, music, and entertainment Event Website: www.fastfathersandsonstogether.org/events.html
Title of Event(s): It’s Never 2 Early 2 Create & Innovate Organizer or Agency: Olu Productions Date(s) and Time(s): August 28, 2022, 12-6PM Event Location(s) (e.g., name of park, picnic shelter, etc.): WA NA WARI, 911 24TH AVE, Seattle, WA, 98122 Event Description: A Young Black Entrepreneurial Market Place Event Website: www.oluproductions.com
Sometimes a night out or day activity is worth every penny (like a concert or fun festival), but sometimes that penny can be better spent elsewhere. Luckily, in a city like Vancouver where rent keeps increasing (including this month too) and budgets keep decreasing, having fun and being thrifty can still go hand in hand.
Summer is a great (if not the only) time that one can partake in so many activities with zero money required. But if you’re looking for event-specific fun rather than casual activities, here’s a list of several free events happening this month.
The free-to-the-public event will turn Robson Square into a runway with local designers and retailers walking the catwalk. There will be a public modelling contest too with luxurious prizes, alongside drag and dancing.
When: August 12 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Robson Square
Not feeling like paying for popcorn and a movie (even if it’s a panoramic 4D experience)? You can bring your own snacks and blankets to various free movie screenings around the city this summer.
Summer Movie Nights – every Thursday night at Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza until August 18
This free music festival comes with food trucks, a beer garden, street artists creating art on-scene, the Monstercat Street Piano, an air-brush tattoo station and a gaming zone. No registration or tickets are required but those wanting to attend are encouraged to RSVP.
When: August 20 from 2-9 p.m.
Where: Monstercat HQ – 380 Railway Street (from Railway to Dunlevy streets)
This year’s festival unveils 50 new murals and celebrates Vancouver’s art community with open art studios, mural tours, block parties, and a grand street party finale. The celebrations last over a week long and are free for everyone to join.
When: August 4-14
Where: The City Centre Artist Lodge will serve as the festival hub but there will be various locations for festival events
This free event is for fans and newcomers alike. The night will include an introduction to D&D which will teach the basics and let first-timers play a short one shot session. Those familiar with D&D are welcome to join as a player or a Dungeon Master.
When: August 18 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Public Library (Central Library Branch)
This event is for female-identifying youth aged 12 to 18. The boutique is an annual back-to-school shopping event where attendees can shop for free, book an on-site haircut or hair styling appointment, and receive a free meal. There will be new or gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, hygiene products and cosmetics to look through for a total makeover. Only 75 spots are available and youth can register online for free.
When: August 15
Where: Central Presbyterian Church – 1155 Thurlow St
This event is making fitness fun and free. Don’t worry about a lack of dance skills, the cardio workouts dance through about 10-12 tracks each week (the same songs each time) and are easy to follow. The summer series has been sashaying all summer long and will end in August.
This outdoor pop-up pilates class is open to all levels of experience and will work on core strength, muscular endurance, and body awareness. The event is free but registration is required and is a bring-you-own mat and water bottle (there will be a limited amount of mats available to borrow).
Weekly ECC newsletter contains upcoming business workshops, special events, and resources
Interested in starting a business, brushing up on a skill, or just networking with other business professionals? Hillsborough County’s Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) is the place to be. Centrally located at 2101 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, 33605 (free parking at 2109 E. 11th Ave.), the ECC provides entrepreneurs and small businesses of all types easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship, and specialty training through more than 80 business and community partners.
No membership is necessary to take advantage of the free and low-cost services available through the ECC and its service partners. And staying up to date on what is happening is as easy as subscribing to the weekly ECC events newsletter. Each Tuesday, more than 12,000 subscribers get an ad-free snapshot of in-person, hybrid, and virtual training opportunities and events, upcoming presenters, and special programming.
August 1, 2022, 3:00 PM HST * Updated August 1, 1:06 PM
Residents of the Big Island will have two chances in August to dispose of hazardous household waste.
The county Department of Environmental Management announces that household hazardous waste collection events are scheduled for:
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in Waiākea High School parking lot B in Hilo. Enter via Po‘okela Parkway through the upper driveway off West Kāwili Street.
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20, in the West Hawai‘i Civic Center parking lot in Kailua-Kona. Enter from 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Highway.
These regular collection events are hosted by the county at no charge to the public so residents can conveniently dispose of acceptable household hazardous waste in a manner that protects public health and the environment.
Hazardous waste that will be accepted at the events include automotive fluids, used batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and pesticides. For a complete list of acceptable or unacceptable waste, click here. The website also includes other useful information about solid waste diversion and recycling.
The collection events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Businesses, government agencies, nonprofit agencies and farm wastes are prohibited by law. No latex paint, electronic waste or tires will be accepted.
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Additionally, physical distancing rules will be in place for the collection events to ensure the safety of staff and residents.
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Those who plan to attend the events are asked to remain in their vehicles unless directed by authorized personnel. Prior to arriving, residents should place the hazardous waste items in their trunk or truck bed and make sure their trunk can be unlocked or opened remotely. For those who don’t have a trunk or truck bed, it is preferred that the materials be placed in the unlocked and unoccupied backseat area.
Because of COVID-19 infection transmission hazards, all containers brought to the event will not be returned and should be disposable. Residents who want to keep their containers should transfer items into a safe disposable container prior to the event.
Other rules include:
To minimize interactions, label hazardous waste items, if possible, and make sure items are easily distinguishable and separate from anything else.
6-foot physical distancing is required. Face masks covering the nose and mouth are recommended.
Those under quarantine, feeling ill or showing symptoms of illness should consider postponing participation or designate someone else to drop off materials.
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For any questions, contact recycling specialist Chris Chin Chance with the Department of Environmental Management at 808-961- 8554 or vial email at [email protected].
“Mahalo for your kōkua in keeping our island a clean and safe paradise,” said a press release from the county.
A TWO-MONTH programme of free arts activity is being launched by the government as the first initiative of the new Creative Island Partnership.
The Creative Spaces listings will go on line next week but the draft programme includes films to be screened in the Howard Davis Park, talks in the Jersey Library, live music on the Waterfront and at the Weighbridge, and a lunchtime classical concert at the Town Church.
Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel heralded the announcement as ‘a post-pandemic investment both in Jersey’s arts and music sector, and in Islanders’ wellbeing’, adding that it would spark the public’s imagination about the spaces we inhabit and how art can help bring them to life.
‘Creative Spaces is about pushing boundaries and showing that art and artists belong everywhere,’ Deputy Morel said. ‘It has the core principles of being free, open and accessible to all; being experimental and innovative; and empowering artists to make use of the space however they feel best expresses their talents and abilities. This is an exciting trial which we hope to see develop, with additional public spaces and more artists and genres in future years.’
The Creative Island Partnership was established following a recommendation in the recent arts strategy and is described as ‘an interdisciplinary arts network for the exchange of knowledge, generation of ideas, and where those involved in the arts community could have direct engagement with government’.
It has helped direct new government funding into a series of workstreams arising from themes identified in the arts strategy, the top priority being given to creative spaces – ‘interesting, underutilised and/or neglected spaces in Jersey that could be used as space for artistic performance, rehearsal, exhibition, studios, installations, and/or makerspace’.
Deputy Morel described the programme as ‘a fantastic first step’ which illustrated the future working relationship between the government and the arts sector, and how the two could come together to help shape the delivery of the arts in Jersey.
‘The government has committed to spending 1% of Jersey’s annual budget on arts, culture and heritage, and we want greater engagement with arts, and the positive benefits that involvement brings. I would encourage anyone who is interested in joining the Creative Island Partnership and contributing their ideas and voice to the future,’ he said.
A spokesperson said they aimed to publish the programme online next week at gov.je/CreativeSpaces and that it would be updated on a rolling basis.
Summer is here, and PAMA in Brampton is officially celebrating with a range of exciting events that are completely free to enjoy.
Residents are invited to visit the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives and check out their packed schedule of events: New art gallery exhibits, tours, outdoor banners, beautiful sculptures, and more fun family activities.
Not only are these events free, there are also prizes up for grabs every week as part of the PAMA Museum Detectives Summer Challenge.
Here’s what’s happening at PAMA:
PAMA Museum Detectives Summer Challenge Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Earn your badge as a PAMA Museum detective this summer – complete a series of activities each Thursday and enter each time to win mystery prizes.
Program is subject to change due to COVID-19 community guidelines. Recommended for children ages 4-12, guardians must accompany children.
Forest Bathing with Sock Gee Gan July 21, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. & August 13: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Discover a practice that brings people closer with nature and supports healing and wellness through natural environments. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to “forest bathing.” Experience the benefits of slow-paced wandering in nature with a trained forest therapy guide on this guided journey.
Participants of all ages are welcome to join. Pre-registration is required.
A number of brand new exhibitions have also made their way to PAMA this summer:
This major display of New Brunswick ceramist and sculptor Peter Powning covers a remarkable 50-year career. His exploration includes a wide variety of materials such as his early functional pottery to glass, clay, cast bronze, stone and steel. The superior quality of his work and his commitment have earned him a unique place in the Canadian art scene. In 2006, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded him the Saidye Bronfman Award-the highest distinctions for excellence in fine craft in Canada.
This exhibition was organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Photographer Roland Lorente and writer Aline Saffore travelled nearly 10,000 kilometres through Eastern Canada to attend over 20 powwows. This exhibition is the result of their time spent photographing and interviewing dancers at each powwow.
22 vibrant photographs capture the movement and beauty of powwow dances and through personal stories, visitors hear directly from dancers about the importance of powwows and the regalia.
Stories of Home On now through Summer
Have your say on PAMA’s new exhibition, called Stories from Home, when the museum side re-opens. Visit the Community Feedback Station on-site at PAMA and at select special events in the community to share your feedback on exhibitions.
“Nothing About Us, Without Us” is central to the future of PAMA. To ensure that the new exhibition’s content is relevant and representative of the people living in Peel today, the Exhibitions Project team wants to gather content directly from Peel’s communities by way of a community outreach campaign. Throughout the summer of 2022, PAMA is asking visitors to share their feedback to help shape PAMA’s new permanent exhibitions opening in 2023.
For more information on these events and the many special events PAMA will be participating in around Peel Region, check out PAMA’s calendar.
PAMA has long been one of the Region’s premier centres for culture and the arts, hosting a variety of events and exhibits all year round. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street East in Brampton.