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Community events in the St. John's area, Friday, May 11

The C.L.B. Armoury, in partnership with Easter Seals for persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador, presents Klondike Night at the C.L.B. Armoury on Harvey Road on Friday.
The C.L.B. Armoury, in partnership with Easter Seals for persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador, presents Klondike Night at the C.L.B. Armoury on Harvey Road on Friday. - 123RF Stock Photo

Friday, May 11

Causes

6 p.m.
Klondike Casino Night

The C.L.B. Armoury, in partnership with Easter Seals for persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador, presents Klondike Night at the C.L.B. Armoury on Harvey Road. Casino games include blackjack, roulette, crown & anchor, horse races and Texas hold’em. Play for cash. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. 19+. People can also buy tickets in advance of this event for a grand prize of $5,000. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. To purchase or to help sell tickets, contact Samantha Parrell at samantha@eastersealsnl.ca or call 754-1399 extension 229.

Crafts

Upcoming

Annual Rug School

The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual rug school is coming up and the early bird registration deadline is May 31. If you plan to attend or want more information, visit rhgnl.ca or call 699-1502.

Health

12 p.m.

CHANNAL Open House

CHANNAL is hosting an open house for Mental Health Awareness Week from 12-4 p.m. at 70 The Blvd. We will make an announcement about the expansion of the Warm Line (mental health support line) that has been utilized more and more by people across the province.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

6 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Scott Goudie & Mark Belbin

Join us for an eclectic evening of blues and jazz at Big Ben’s.

7:30 p.m.

The Angel and the Devil: Sacred and Secular Songs Through the Centuries

The Francophone Association choir, La Rose des Vents, invites you to their spring concert at the Centre des Grands-Vents, 65 Ridge Rd. The choir will offer up some beautiful sacred pieces before moving on to a set of robust drinking songs, and you’ll even have a chance to join in! La Rose des Vents is conducted by Claire Wilkshire, with accompanist David Green and special guest Étienne Gendron on percussion. There’s a cash bar and post-concert reception. Tickets ($18/$14) will be available at the door if there are any left — but to be safe, you can ask a choir member, stop by the Francophone Association office or go online at acfsj.ca. For more information, write chorale@acfsj.ca. All are welcome.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9:30 p.m.

The Masterless Men

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Dave White & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Shows

8 p.m.

Etcetera 32

Come see this amazing celebration of song and dance at The Mount Pearl Glacier. Tickets are available at the Glacier box office or by calling 748-1100.

Saturday, May 12

Art

3 p.m.

Opening Reception

An opening reception for three new exhibitions at the Leyton Gallery: “Future Constructions” by Jonathan Green, “In Everything” by Michael Pittman and “In All Weather” by Michael Connolly.

Causes

9 a.m.

Flea Market

The Men’s Service Club’s annual flea market is at St. Augustine’s Church on the corner of Elizabeth Avenue and Westerland Road. Admission is $1.

10 a.m.

Garage Sale

NOTE: The garage sale at St. Andrew’s Church (the corner of Long’s Hill and Queen’s Road) scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for May 26.

Children

11 a.m.

SS Florizel Stained Glass Crafternoon

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the SS Florizel disaster, which is an important part of Newfoundland history. Join us at the Admiralty House Communications Museum, 365 Old Placentia Rd., as we talk about the SS Florizel and make a stained-glass tissue paper craft. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Event runs until 1 p.m. $3 per child. All supplies provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Parents and guardians are welcome to view our “Faces of the Florizel” exhibit as their children take part in this event in the classroom. To register, call 748-1124 or email admiraltyhouse.asstmgr@gmail.com.

Groups

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

This is a one-hour meeting that happens every Saturday at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl. For more information, call 738-1742.

7 p.m.

Sacred Chant Circle

Join The Lotus Centre at The Landing at Memorial University until 9 p.m. for a sacred chant circle with Meranda and friends. Join in. Open your heart. Tune in to the universal beat. Increase your vibratory level. Bring your friends. Cost is $15 or donation. For more information, email m_squires@nf.sympatico.ca or call 739-4429.

Information

1 p.m.

Backyard Composting

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering free backyard composting information sessions to residents of St. John’s. This approximately one-hour session is at MUN Botanical Garden. You can purchase a standard compost bin for $50 or a tumbler bin for $75 (HST included). These sessions are for St. John’s residents only. You can attend a free backyard composting information session without registering — just show up. If you purchase a bin after the session, cash will be the only method of payment. Receipts will be provided.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Luke & John

Performing at The Black Sheep.

5 p.m.

Noel Worthman

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

The Duds

Performing at The Black Sheep. $10 cover.

7:30 p.m.

Aurora Women’s Choir

The Aurora Women’s Choir presents its 4th annual spring concert at St. James United Church, Elizabeth Avenue, with special guests the Trinitas Chamber Ensemble. The ensemble features Michelle Cheramy (flute), Nathan Cook (cello) and Phil Roberts (piano). Tickets are $20, but $18 for students and seniors, and free for children 12 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.coastalsounds.ca.

9:30 p.m.

The Masterless Men

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Groovy

Performing at Green Sleeves.

12:15 a.m.

The Bishops

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Meetings

1 p.m.

SJFM Co-operative AGM

The St. John’s Farmers’ Market Co-operative’s annual general meeting will be held at the Foran Room at St. John’s City Hall.

Science

11 a.m.

Science Rendezvous 2018

Science Rendezvous is the marquee event to kick off Science Odyssey Week, occurring this year from May 11-20. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., representatives from the faculties of science, humanities and engineering at Memorial University and many external exhibitors will present exciting and interactive exhibits and activities for students of all ages. Exhibitors include the Ocean Sciences Centre, Bricks 4 Kidz, the Newfoundland and Labrador Archeological Society, Let’s Talk Science and many more. Most events will be found in the lobbies of the science and engineering buildings at Memorial University.

Shows

8 p.m.

Etcetera 32

An amazing celebration of song and dance at The Mount Pearl Glacier. Tickets are available at the Glacier box office or by calling 748-1100.

Social

11 a.m.

Geek Out the Library Day

Calling all geeks and nerds, the A.C. Hunter Public Library is hosting a free day-long event where we celebrate geek culture! Panels, workshops, costume and cosplay parades, comic book, Lego, Dungeons and Dragons experts and more will be on hand to have fun and celebrate fandom with us! Come and join in on the fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 13

Causes

10 a.m.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day and support education work at The Fluvarium with a Mother’s Day brunch buffet. There are seatings at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. After your meal, families are invited to visit the exhibits or join our educators for stories, crafts and feeding time. Cost for the event is $26.50 for adults and $14.50 for children ages 10 and under. Limited seats available. Buy tickets by visiting The Fluvarium or calling 754-3474.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Hosted by Fergus Brown-O’Byrne and Tony O’Brien at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.

Dave Whitty

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien & Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR’s Guest Interview

Host Barbara De Land speaks with Jim Millan, NRC director of research and development, as he describes several marine projects located at the St. John’s office, and speaks about evaluations of various designs in the Canadian Navy’s upgraded Victoria Class Manned Submarine, purchased from the U.K. 20 years ago. Rebroadcast May 15 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

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