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Community events in and around St. John's, Thursday, Aug. 9 to Saturday, Aug. 11

Volunteers for the Puffin Patrol — an initiative of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAWS NL), in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Services (CWS) and residents of the Southern Shore — are welcome to visit the Puffin Patrol headquarters at O'Briens Bird Island Charters in Bay Bulls between 9 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. every night to receive their kits and training and begin patrolling.
Volunteers for the Puffin Patrol — an initiative of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAWS NL), in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Services (CWS) and residents of the Southern Shore — are welcome to visit the Puffin Patrol headquarters at O'Briens Bird Island Charters in Bay Bulls between 9 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. every night to receive their kits and training and begin patrolling. - -File photo

Thursday, August 9

Activities

10 a.m.

Musical Theatre Masterclass

Join vocalist Patricia O'Callaghan from 10-11 a.m. for an open musical theatre masterclass at Suncor Energy Hall. Admission is free.

Other Women Walk

A walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John's. The performance begins and ends at the corner of Rennies Mill and Circular Road on the park side. The performance departs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday until Aug. 10, rain or shine. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, collected at the beginning of the tour, cash only, no reservations. HST included. The performance runs one hour. Free parking is available along the east side of Rennies Mill Road and the south side of Circular Road. For more information, visit www.otherwomenwalk.com.

8 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo at Blackmarsh Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 8 p.m. Canteen available.

Various times

Taoist Tai Chi

Learn to relax and improve your health by trying a free Taoist Tai Chi class for the month of August in various locations in St. John’s and surrounding areas. Contact stjohns.nl@taoist.org or call 579-5261 for more details on times and locations.

Awards

3 p.m.

Youth Ventures Awards

The 21st annual Youth Ventures Awards celebrates the success of young entrepreneurs in the province. The presentation will take place from 3-5 p.m. in the reception hall of the Manuels River Interpretation Centre in Conception Bay South. Awards will be presented to seven outstanding entrepreneurs as well as one community mentor and one Youth Ventures co-ordinator. RSVP for this event at www.eventbrite.ca.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Comedy night at Trapper John’s.

Environment

9 p.m.

Puffin Patrol

Each year, members of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAWS NL), in partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Services (CWS) and residents of the Southern Shore, actively patrol the area for stranded juvenile puffins. Last year over 700 young puffins, or pufflings, were rescued. Starting from mid-August until September, young pufflings will leave their burrows for the first time at night, following the light of the moon to direct them out to sea. Unfortunately, some chicks are attracted by artificial lights along the coast and end up stranded on land, where they are vulnerable to cars and other hazards. CPAWS organizes and co-ordinates volunteer patrols of the area to help rescue the stranded birds, where they are then stored overnight at our headquarters, at O'Briens Bird Island Charters in Bay Bulls. Eager volunteers are welcome to visit the headquarters between 9 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. every night to receive their kits and training and begin patrolling. To reduce the number of stranded chicks, we encourage residents of the area to dim all unnecessary lighting in their homes, turn off outside lighting when applicable and use coloured lights or shades outside the home. To learn more about the program and get involved, how to make your home puffin-friendly or donate to this initiative, visit www.cpawsnl.org.

History

1 p.m.

‘Fleming’ – A Walking Tour

The award-winning “Fleming” — a walking tour — runs until Aug. 23 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week. This one-of-a-kind tour received a Manning Award from the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for exceptional public presentation of Newfoundland history. Paul Rowe, in the character of Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming, takes his audience on a tour like no other. “Fleming” tells the story of the Basilica — with little known facts about the construction, and the social issues of the times — in a fresh and engaging manner. The one-hour walking tour starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the door at the Basilica. Cash only; $12 for general tickets and $10 for seniors and students.

Live Music

Noon

Luke Mercer

Performing at O’Reilly’s as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

12:30 p.m.

Lunchtime Recital with Tuckamore Young Artists

Grab your lunch bags and come see the Tuckamore young artists perform at The Kirk during the lunch hour. Admission is by donation.

2 p.m.

Young Artist Viola and Chamber Music Masterclass

Come hear our Tuckamore Festival young artists perform solo viola and chamber music works for our renowned guest artist Dov Scheindlin at Suncor Energy Hall. Admission is free.

3 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

5:30 p.m.

Matthew Hornell

Enjoy some good ol’ home cookin’, a beer and the Homely-Made Jam Session with Matthew Hornell at Rocket Bakery on Water Street, featuring everything from bluegrass to old-timey tunes. All welcome.

6 p.m.

Brad Jefford

Tvål Skincare is excited to announce that Brad Jefford will be the fourth local musician featured in our ongoing summer series. Every Thursday, Tvål will stay open late until 8 p.m., making the most of our gorgeous Newfoundland summer evenings by sharing our space with some of the many talented local musicians in the capital city. Join us at 151 Water St. for a short set from Brad Jefford, and check out Tvål's extensive product line. Life's too short to use bad soap, and it's too short to miss out on beautiful music from lovely people.

7 p.m.

Bohemians in Brooklyn

Join the Tuckamore Festival in Admiral’s Cove at The Old Church in Admiral’s Cove, Cape Broyle for an evening of murder, romance and intrigue, told through riveting storytelling and great music. Featuring Patricia O'Callaghan, Bryce Kulak, Lori Gemmell and the inimitable Tom Allen.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9:30 p.m.

Late Night Jazz

Back by popular demand, outstanding and versatile performers, violinist Mark Fewer and pianist Bill Brennan present an evening of jazz-inspired artistry at The Rocket Room, upstairs at Rocket Bakery. A part of the Tuckamore Festival.

Open Mike and Jam Session

Every Thursday night at Yes B’ys Social Bar the stage is open to anyone who wants to perform, whether it’s a musical performance, comedy, poetry or storytelling, followed by a jam session. Hosted by Justin Foley.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

6:30 p.m.

How Do You Get to Jellybean Row?

Best Kind Productions is thrilled to announce the premiere of an original musical, “How Do You Get to Jellybean Row?” at Bowring Park's beautiful amphitheatre. An outdoor musical theatre experience for the whole family. The show runs Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 16-19 at 6:30 p.m. nightly, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is at the gate and cash only; $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Featuring opening act concerts 30 minutes before show time by local youth singer-songwriters, including Rachel Cousins, The Antle Sisters, and more. For more information, visit www.bestkindproductions.com.

7 p.m.

Southern Shore Summer Dinner Theatre

Spin the Wheel Dinner Theatre takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. until Sept. 7. Join the residents of St. Ferry's, circa 1959, as they prepare for the highlight of their outport summer: the annual garden party. With the usual attractions, plenty of shenanigans, and a subtle plot attempting to outwit the clergy, it promises to be a garden party you'll never forget. Reservations required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or visit www.ssfac.com/request-a-reservation.

Friday, August 10

Activities

10 a.m.

Other Women Walk

A walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John's. The performance begins and ends at the corner of Rennies Mill and Circular Road on the park side. The performance departs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday to Friday until Aug. 10, rain or shine. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, collected at the beginning of the tour, cash only, no reservations. HST included. The performance runs one hour. Free parking is available along the east side of Rennies Mill Road and the south side of Circular Road. For more information, visit www.otherwomenwalk.com.

Children

1 p.m.

Kids’ Wooden Boat Workshop

A fun and interactive, hands-on workshop for kids ages five to 12. Help construct a traditional Newfoundland dory and make your own model boat. Combine museum learning with hands-on practice to build teamwork skills and discover local Newfoundland heritage and folklore. Learn about the types of boats in Newfoundland, why boats float, traditional boat-building skills and more. This workshop runs from 1-4 p.m. $25 per person. Location is 744 Logy Bay Rd. To register, visit http://woodenboatmuseum.com or call 726-5272.

Entertainment

Upcoming

An Evening With the Gosse Family

You are invited to join the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation for dinner and a show on Friday, Aug. 17. “An Evening with the Gosse Family” will be presented at the Bay Roberts branch of the Royal Canadian Legion beginning at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available at a cost of $50, of which $25 can be used as a tax receipt. Tickets must be booked by Tuesday, Aug. 14 by contacting Sandra Roach at 683-1195.

History

9:55 a.m.

Where Once They Stood

Boyle Tours’ “Where Once They Stood” walking tour departs the Sheraton Hotel at 9:55 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday. Experience history come alive in St. John’s. Come along with one of our experienced guides and get a true sense of this place. This event lasts 90 minutes. For more information, visit www.boyletours.com.

Live Music

Noon

Brandon Bowen

Performing at O’Reilly’s as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

2 p.m.

Open Rehearsal

Join the Tuckamore faculty in an open rehearsal at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. Admission is free.

4 p.m.

Jason Greeley

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Quintessence

Mark Fewer and Dov Scheindlin join faculty artists in an unforgettable program at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall, including a new work by Andrew Staniland and the sublimely romantic Dvořák Piano Quintet. A part of the Tuckamore Festival.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Midnight

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Theatre

7 p.m.

Southern Shore Summer Dinner Theatre

Spin the Wheel Dinner Theatre takes place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. until Sept. 7. Join the residents of St. Ferry's, circa 1959, as they prepare for the highlight of their outport summer: the annual garden party. With the usual attractions, plenty of shenanigans, and a subtle plot attempting to outwit the clergy, it promises to be a garden party you'll never forget. Reservations required by calling 1-888-332-2052 or visit www.ssfac.com/request-a-reservation.

Saturday, August 11

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular one-hour meeting at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl. For more information, call 738-1742.

Live Music

Noon

Bradon Bowen

Performing at O’Reilly’s as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

2 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Emily and Thomas Conway

Performing at O’Reilly’s as part of the Lunch Time Concert Series.

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Unlisted

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Theatre

11 a.m.

Shake it Up!

We shake up Shakespeare to learn about his different kinds of plays, which means whether it’s comedy, tragedy or history, it’s always a comedy! This year’s production of Shake it Up! features “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Hamlet” and “Julius Caesar.” Presented by Shakespeare by the Sea. Written by Brendan P. Kelso, directed by Alix Reynolds. Every Saturday at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is pay what you can.

6 p.m.

As You Like It

Shakespeare by the Sea Festival presents “As You Like it,” at Kenny’s Pond Park, directed by Paul Rowe. Admission is pay what you can.

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