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Community events in and around St. John's, Tuesday, Sept. 1 to Saturday, Sept. 15

Registration for fall classes with the MUN Ballroom & Latin Dance Club will take place in the loft (UC 3013) on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prices for 10 weeks of lessons range between $20 and $70. Various classes offered on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Classes begin Sept. 19 and 20 in the basement of St. Augustine's Church. More information is available online at www.munbldc.com.
Registration for fall classes with the MUN Ballroom & Latin Dance Club will take place in the loft (UC 3013) on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prices for 10 weeks of lessons range between $20 and $70. Various classes offered on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Classes begin Sept. 19 and 20 in the basement of St. Augustine's Church. More information is available online at www.munbldc.com. - 123RF Stock Photo

Tuesday, September 11

Entertainment

Upcoming

Dinner and a Show

Dinner and a show with special guests The Vera Perlin Players coming up Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Legion on Blackmarsh Road. Serving savory stuffed chicken breast dinner, dessert, tea and coffee. Dance to follow. Tickets on sale now at the Legion bar from noon to midnight daily.

Fundraiser

1 p.m.

Wesley United Church Thrift Shop

The Wesley United Church Thrift Shop reopens at 1 p.m. Donations of housewares and gently used clothing would be much appreciated and can be dropped off at the church any time after 9:30 a.m.

Games

7 p.m.

Crib

The weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House continues every Tuesday in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5 with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Do you need to find time for you? The Inner Healing Ministry meets every Tuesday evening at the Wesley Church basement on Patrick Street. It is an hour of spiritual music, quiet time, and also a chance to meet new people from all denominations. Open to everyone. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mike Night

Open mike night at O’Reilly’s Pub.

Storytelling

7:30 p.m.

Monthly Storytelling Circle

Join the St. John’s Storytelling Festival for their monthly storytelling circle hosted by Gary Green from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club (off Duckworth Street on the east side of the War Memorial). Admission is $5, cash only. It’s already starting to feel like the season where you want to cuddle up with a good book — or a fine bunch of storytellers. Host Gary Green is a historical whiz with a humorous wit. You’re sure to delight in his captivating tales founded on fascinating pieces of local history and myth, and often packing a fine pun. We’re also seeking excited participants for the open mike. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned teller, we welcome you to share your tales. And as always, we need warm and lovely listeners. Whether you are there to listen or to tell, we’d love to see you.

Wednesday, September 12

Art

11 a.m.

The Memetic Self-Portrait Project

Memetic: meme + etic. Of or pertaining to memes — images or sayings that carry cultural symbols or social ideas. Originally from California, but based in St. John's for the last 15 years, David Baltzer has created large-format paintings that interrogate our understanding of identity, gender, race and self in the turbulent 21st century. The show runs Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 15 at the Neal Building, 50 Harbour Dr., 4th floor.

Ongoing

Professional Project Grants Program

ArtsNL is accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program for individual artists and groups. Deadline: Monday, Sept. 17. Projects must start on or after Nov. 15. Contact ArtsNL for details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212, toll-free 1-866-726-2212 (N.L. only), or visit http://nlac.ca/grants/index.htm for information, video and to apply.

Choir

7:30 p.m.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Making plans for fall activities? Coastal Sounds Community Choir invites anyone who loves to sing to join them during the month of September. Come along just for fun or sign up for the term. No audition required, just a love of song and a willingness to learn. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School in Manuels, beginning Sept. 12.

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Specialized exercise program at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd., for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. Classes are free. Call 754-4428 for details.

5 p.m.

Fishcraft

Join Fishing for Success at Rocket Bakery from 5-8 p.m. for a family-friendly evening of hands-on activities that are all about fish and fishing. Learn ancient skills of weaving rope and knitting net — but with a modern twist all your own. Make your very own souvenir to keep. Learn skills that have been handed down through Newfoundland and Labrador families for generations.

6:30 p.m.

MUN Ballroom & Latin Dance Club

Registration for fall classes. Registration will take place in the loft (UC 3013) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prices for 10 weeks of lessons range between $20 and $70. Various classes offered on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Classes begin Sept. 19 and 20 in the basement of St. Augustine's Church. More information available online at www.munbldc.com.

7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor’s energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Aikido is offered by the Fudoshin School of Aikido at St. Theresa School, 100 Mundy Pond Rd. It’s a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. For more information, visit: www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Groups

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters

Is a fear of public speaking holding you back? Drop in to our meeting at Mount Pearl City Hall to learn what we're all about. For more information, simply Google “Cabot Toastmasters.”

7:30 p.m.

Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Coastal Sounds Community Choir invites anyone who loves to sing to join them during the month of September. Come along just for fun or sign up for the term. No audition required, just a love of song and a willingness to learn. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit High School in Manuels, beginning Sept. 12.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular weekly meeting held every Wednesday at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue. For more information, call 738-1742.

Health

Upcoming

Ovarian Cancer Exposed

The public is invited to attend the second annual symposium on ovarian cancer on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Memorial University. The one-day event is held by the Ovarian Cancer Research & Education Committee in partnership with Memorial University's faculty of medicine. The symposium features presentations on topics that range from how to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer, to understanding and coping with the disease, and genetic research and testing presently taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador. People can register for the event now. Registration is $25 and can be completed online at www.MED.MUN.CA/Exposium2018 or by phone at 864-3358.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

The Diversity Stage

An inclusive summer concert series dedicated to featuring a balanced and dynamic lineup of musicians. The concert series will be free for all ages on the George Street Main Stage in Prince Edward Plaza each Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. until Sept. 12. Presented by Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Coors Light. Artists will include the following (in no particular order): Janet Cull Band, Denis Parker, Carolina East, Rum Ragged, The Kubasonics, Clare Follett, Kalem Mahoney, Rachael Cousins, and Mick Davis & His Skinny Jims.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with guest Tom Cromwell, visitor team leader at the Cape Spear National Historic Site. He describes the Cape Spear lighthouse and its site on this most easterly point in North America, which has been valuable to mariners, weather people and visitors for hundreds of years. Tune in at 800 AM, online at vowr.org, and cable radio Rogers 945 or Bell Aliant 756.

Thursday, September 13

Fundraiser

1:30 p.m.

Stephen Lush Charity Golf Tournament

The 11th annual Stephen Lush Charity Golf Tournament at The Wilds. Proceeds will help fund a workshop program called Brain Basics, a training program for frontline health care workers, caregivers and family members of people with a brain injury. For more information about the tournament, call Tom at 682-2613 or 753-1324.

Games

8 p.m.

Bingo

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

Live Music

2 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Friday, September 14

Activities

11 a.m.

The Rooms Tour: A History of Fort Townshend

The site that The Rooms stands on has been occupied since 1778, when the British built Fort Townshend to secure St. John’s harbour against their enemies. Learn about the military history of this site and find out how The Rooms came to be built here. This tour takes 20 minutes and is weather permitting every Friday.

Groups

11 a.m.

Spiritual meditation and healing

A great time for yourself before the rush of the weekend. Everyone welcome at Wesley Church Auditorium from 11 a.m. until noon. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7:30 p.m.

Rick and Bob Parsons

Performing at the Trip Inn Lounge.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Midnight

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, September 15

Art

3 p.m.

Opening reception

An opening reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, 6 Clift’s-Baird’s Cove, for Malin Enström’s “berg” and Anita Singh’s “Habitats.” Both exhibitions will run until Oct. 7. To English speakers, "berg" is a nickname for those huge chunks of ice that drift past Newfoundland and Labrador every spring. In its original Nordic context, berg means mountain and bedrock, lending the connotation of massive scale borrowed by ice mountains or icebergs. In this work, Enström explores ideas of scale in the natural world, the cumulative magnitude of innumerable bits of disintegration of humongous mountains of ice and rock. Singh’s “Habitats” is an exhibition of recent artworks that are inspired by her interest in the natural world on a microscopic scale. The work incorporates printmaking, encaustic painting and a ceramic installation with a video component.

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Health

8:30 a.m.

Ovarian Cancer Exposed

The public is invited to attend the second annual symposium on ovarian cancer at Memorial University. The one-day event is held by the Ovarian Cancer Research & Education Committee in partnership with Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine. The symposium features presentations on topics that range from how to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer, to understanding and coping with the disease and genetic research and testing presently taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador. Register online at www.med.mun.ca/Exposium2018.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11 p.m.

Dave White and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Tony Miller

Performing at the Trip Inn Lounge.

Safety

10:30 a.m.

Kids In Safe Seats

Avalon Ford is hosting a Kids In Safe Seats demonstration at their St. John’s location. BethAnn from Kids In Safe Seats NL will talk about the proper way to install child seats into some common vehicles such as trucks and SUVs.

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