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Have you thought about trying yoga but feel intimated? Try a gentle yoga session today for free at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. See today’s Go Guide listings for more information.
Have you thought about trying yoga but feel intimated? Try a gentle yoga session today for free at the A.C. Hunter Public Library. See today’s Go Guide listings for more information. - 123RF Stock Photo

Tuesday, April 10

Causes

11 a.m.

CFUW Book Collection

The Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s is collecting gently used books for their Great Big Book Sale coming up May 14-16. Books can be dropped off between Monday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. We accept fiction and non-fiction for all ages and interests. We cannot take encyclopedias, textbooks, Readers’ Digest Condensed Books, magazines or outdated technology manuals. Located in Woodgate Plaza on Kenmount Road between Toys R Us and Quiznos.

7 p.m.

Weekly Crib Game

A weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House happens every Tuesday evening in the basement at St. Teresa’s Church. $5 admission. Prize for the winner. Everyone welcome. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Bittersweet Comedy

Standup comedy at Bitters Pub. Hosted by Lindsay Barron.

Discussion

7:30 p.m.

VOWR Guest Interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Chris Hollett, owner of Jiffy Taxis. The taxi business story in St. John’s is an interesting one — somewhat different from other cities and countries. Chris Hollett describes how it developed during his father’s ownership years, and now during his own time of ownership.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Storytelling Circle

Join the St. John’s Storytelling Festival for the monthly storytelling circle at the Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club. Hosted this month by Harry Ingram. $5 cash at the door.

Inner Healing Ministry

This group meets every Tuesday evening at the Wesley Church basement on Patrick Street. It is an hour of spiritual music, scripture and quiet time — an hour away from the hustle and bustle of life. It’s also a great chance to meet new people from all denominations. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Information

6:30 p.m.

Backyard Composting

Free information session for St. John’s residents in the Foran/Greene Room at city hall. No registration required. Hosted by the City of St. John’s in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

Open Mic Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Photography

7:30 p.m.

Elsie Holloway and the Holloway Studio

The Photographic Historical Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting this talk in the Sally Davis Seminar Room at Memorial University (Science Building, Room 4087). Well known as a portrait photographer, Elsie Holloway was also a businesswoman. From 1916 to 1946 she operated the Holloway Studio on Bates Hill. Suzanne Sexty will share some insights into how Holloway combined her photographic talents and business skills. If you own a Holloway photograph, bring it to the talk.

Yoga

10 a.m.

Yoga and Meditation with Tina Pomroy

Free gentle yoga session at the A.C. Hunter Public Library’s 1st floor community room. To register with your library card, call 737-3950.

Wednesday, April 11

Children

7 p.m.

Fairy Magic Evening

Children ages six to 12 are welcome to Michael Donovan Public Library for fairy stories and games. Children can also design their very own fairy door to take home. Register in person at the library or by calling 737-2621.

Comedy

7 p.m.

Grease Across the East Tour

Sam and T from the “Trailer Park Boys” are live at The Rock House. Standup comedy, crowd contests, trivia and a special set of musi from the boys. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Games

12 p.m.

Bridge

Lunch and bridge every Wednesday at the ReMax Centre in St. John’s. Contact Shirley Kelly at 754-3260 to register.

8 p.m.

Bingo

Every Wednesday night at Mazol Shrine Centre, 530 Topsail Rd.

Trivia

Trivia night at The Sundance. Fun and prizes.

Groups

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Presented by Parkinson Society NL, a specialized exercise program at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd., for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. Classes are free and happen every Wednesday. Call 754-4428 for details.

10:30 a.m.

Beginner Guitar Lessons

Held every Wednesday morning until noon at St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association, 10 Bennett Ave. $5 per session. Open to the public.

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting

Anyone with an eating problem is welcome at this meeting at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue. For more information, call 738-1742.

Lectures

8 p.m.

Wessex Society

Sir Robert Bond was Newfoundland’s prime minister from 1900 to 1908. Among his legacies were the Grand Falls pulp and paper mill and persuading the British government to end French fishing rights along the so-called French Shore. Many argue that he was Newfoundland’s greatest prime minister. But was he? James Hiller, professor emeritus of history at Memorial University and widely recognized as one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s eminent historians, will answer the question at the Wessex Newfoundland Society. The society meets at Hampton Hall at 8 p.m. All are welcome, and admission is free.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

Folk Night

Dave Mundy and Callum Latta perform at The Ship.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

Open Mike

With Peter Fewer at Valhalla Tavern.

10:30 p.m.

Heel ’N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Pets

7 p.m.

Newfoundland’s Dog Whisperer

Join professional dog trainer Ken Reid, Newfoundland’s own dog whisperer, for an exciting presentation on dog training tips and safety. There will be a number of Ken’s canine friends in attendance for some practical demonstrations as well. It’s all happening in the 1st floor community room of the A.C. Hunter Library. Register with your library card at 737-3950.

Thursday, April 12

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre to encourage active play and facilitate opportunities for story time, music and creative play for lots of activity and fun. For children up to five years old and their caregivers. $3 per child, no cost for children under six months old.

Causes

11 a.m.

CFUW Book Collection

The Canadian Federation of University Women St. John’s is collecting gently used books for their Great Big Book Sale coming up May 14-16. Books can be dropped off between Monday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. We accept fiction and non-fiction for all ages and interests. We cannot take encyclopedias, textbooks, Readers’ Digest Condensed Books, magazines or outdated technology manuals. Located in Woodgate Plaza on Kenmount Road between Toys R Us and Quiznos.

Comedy

9 p.m.

Jokes at John’s

Comedy night at Trapper John’s. This week’s headliner is Sarah Walsh. Hosted by Nicole Downton. No cover.

Games

8 p.m.

Bingo

Bingo at Blackmarsh Legion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Bitters Trivia Night

Join hosts Clay and Eryn at Bitters Pub. Test your knowledge and win awesome prizes.

Trivia Matters

Join host Geoff Inder for trivia every Thursday night at The Station.

Groups

10 a.m.

St. John’s PROBUS Club

We are a group of retired business and professional people who meet the second Thursday each month at St. James United Church for social interaction. We have guest speakers and interesting activities. We are not a fundraising organization. Call 753-9438 for more information or join us as a guest at one of our meetings.

7 p.m.

Positive Thinkers Club – Spring Seminar

Join the Positive Thinkers Club at The Landing at MUN with special guest Dominique Hurley for “Ignite your Intuition and Light up Your Life: 5 Tips to Access Your Inner Guidance.” Are you feeling disconnected from your true self and your team of divine helpers? Are you tired of hearing that the answers lie within, but you don’t know how to access them? Learn five tips to access your intuition and be successful, no matter what that means to you. You were born intuitive, and reigniting this natural ability will help you find the clarity and courage to create the life you want. This event is free for Positive Thinker Club members or $10 at the door for non-members.

8 p.m.

CLB Regimental Band Open House

This is an opportunity for anyone interested in joining the band to sit in on one of our regular practices. The event is open to anyone who plays an instrument (brass, reed or percussion) and is at least 16 years old. This is a volunteer group that plays a wide variety of music at numerous events around the Avalon Peninsula. The band room is on the second floor of the CLB Armoury, 82 Harvey Rd. Enter via the side door on the west side of the building and go upstairs.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

Fundraiser for Threads of Life

A great evening of live music at The Ship Pub by Tomorrow’s Hangover Trio (Irish); Cripple Creek (country); and Urban Legends (classic rock and ’80s pop). Tickets only $10 and proceeds go to a great cause — Threads of Life: Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support, helping families who have suffered workplace tragedy. Call or text 746-0671 for tickets or buy them at the door.

10 p.m.

Open Mike Night

At Poyo and The Sprout.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning and Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Friday, April 13

Art

5:30 p.m.

‘Pause’ Opening Reception

‘Pause’ features watercolours and mixed media drawings by Tia Connolly, Bonnie Leyton, Virginia Mitford and April White. All of the works invite viewers to take a moment to pause and consider an overlooked moment or experience. The opening reception for this exhibition at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be at the gallery until May 6.

Live Music

4 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7:30 p.m.

Friday Night Jam

Join host Aaron Collis at The Rooms. Bring your instrument to join in some fun, or sit back and listen to some great traditional tunes. Included with the price of admission. Free to Rooms members and musicians who perform. Note: this is not an instructional program. If you have questions about the type of instrument you will be bringing in, call 757-8114.

8 p.m.

Heel ’N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

10:30 p.m.

Sean Murray & The Shiny Buttons

Performing at The Black Sheep.

11:30 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Boys & Girls

Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

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