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Go Guide — community events from Feb. 15

It’s time for the Easter Seals’ Winter Family Carnival. A day of inclusive winter fun so the whole family can play together! Crafts, gym activities, camp fire, and a trail ride through Pippy Park.  Event runs until 4 p.m. Registration is $5 per person. Easter Seals House, 206 Mount Scio Rd.
It’s time for the Easter Seals’ Winter Family Carnival. A day of inclusive winter fun so the whole family can play together! Crafts, gym activities, camp fire, and a trail ride through Pippy Park. Event runs until 4 p.m. Registration is $5 per person. Easter Seals House, 206 Mount Scio Rd. - Submitted

Friday, Feb. 16

Causes

6:30 p.m.

Karma Ride

Ride at Bespoke Cycle in support of The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Minimum $10 donation to participate.

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Live Music

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Sharing the Voices Presents Instant Choir

A free, no-stress, no strings-attached singing experience for anyone. Show up to St. John’s City Hall, sing and have the best time ever. Working with an experienced song leader and an accompanist, participants learn one well-known song, then perform the song live online. Everyone welcome. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Singing begins at 7 p.m. Part of ChillFest.

7 p.m.

Adrian House

Adrian’s Almost Spring tour kickoff with two of St. John’s’ finest, Kira Sheppard and Jake Nicoll at the fab new location of Broken Books.  $5 cover. Kids welcome.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Lunar New Year Party

Celebrate the beginning of the Lunar New Year at The Ship Pub with Thom Coombes opening the show, then Peter Rompkey’s band, My Noise, and as always, The Isthmus will be there to keep Avalon from floating away into the North Atlantic.

10:30 p.m.

Dave Mundy & The Best Kind

Performing their new album from start to finish at The Black Sheep.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

9 a.m.

Frosty’s Seniors Bowling Tournament

Part of the Frosty Festival at Paradise Bowl. For bowlers age 50 and over. $10 admission. Tournament runs until 1 p.m. Prizes, refreshments and a special appearance by Frosty. Call 747-1047 for more information.

7 p.m.

Snowshoe Hike

Guided snowshoe hike every Friday evening, with a new location each time. Offered by The Outfitters. Hikes are about 5 km and two hours long. $10 per person, or $40 for a seasons pass. Rentals available for $10. Contact Don Clarke at operations@theoutfitters.nf.ca.

8 p.m.

Everyone Welcome Swim

Enjoy a free swim including toys, diving board, splash pad and slides at Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Open to all ages. Children under 8 must be supervised. Part of ChillFest.

Theatre

8 p.m.

The Twilight Zone

Presented by School Zone Productions. Back by popular demand, an encore performance of the sold-out fall show at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Three more classic episodes by Rod Serling, performed live, adapted by Christopher Tobin. Call the box office: 729-3900.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Art

12 p.m.

Real and Imagined

A solo exhibit by prolific artist Louise Sutton at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art. A selection of works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Louise drifts seamlessly between the worlds of representation and abstraction with a vibrant energy. Exhibit runs until Feb. 24.

Children

10 a.m.

Easter Seals’ Winter Family Carnival

A day of inclusive winter fun so the whole family can play together! Crafts, gym activities, camp fire, and a trail ride through Pippy Park.  A hot lunch will be provided: chili/soup, dinner rolls and dessert. Coffee/tea and nutritious snacks will be available throughout the day. Event runs until 4 p.m. Registration is $5 per person. Easter Seals House, 206 Mount Scio Rd.

Live Music

1 p.m.

Mick Davis & Thin Love

New vinyl and CD celebration with a free show at Fred’s Records.

2:30 p.m.

Kitchen Party

Bring your instruments and join us at Johnson Geo Centre, free light refreshments will be provided. Free event runs until 4 p.m. Part of ChillFest.

5 p.m.

Billy Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8:30 p.m.

Mick Davis & Thin Love

“Touch the Moon” album release party at Exile at Jag Hotel.

Tickets $10, available at Jag Hotel. Call 738-1524 for more information. Album for purchase at event (vinyl is $30, CD is $10). Come meet the band and get your album signed.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

10 a.m.

Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

12:30 p.m.

Snow Play and Sliding Party

An afternoon of fun in Bowring Park. Build, colour and create in the snow, take a ride on the sliding hill and enjoy free hot chocolate. Free event. Weather dependent. Slides not provided. Runs until 2 p.m. by the pool house and sliding hill. Part of ChillFest.

4 p.m.

Community Sliding Time with Mark Critch

Join Mark Critch for two fun-filled hours of sliding at Victoria Park. We’ll officially light up the sliding hill and recognize some of the donors who are helping to renew the park. Free hot chocolate compliments of Tim Hortons, and prizes. Event is weather and snow dependent. Part of ChillFest.

7:30 p.m.

Disco DJ Skating Party

Get your boogie on at Bannerman Park Loop for a free disco DJ skating party featuring live DJ, Slaylist. Disco costumes not required, but strongly encouraged. Event is weather and ice dependent. Part of ChillFest.

Theatre

8 p.m.

The Twilight Zone

Presented by School Zone Productions. Back by popular demand, an encore performance of the sold-out fall show at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. Three more classic episodes by Rod Serling, performed live, adapted by Christopher Tobin. Call the box office: 729-3900.

Sunday, Feb. 18

Children

1 p.m.

Mega Play

Free family fun with interactive games, bouncers, balloon twisting, reptiles, a tot spot and a quiet chill-out zone. Noise cancelling headphones available. Event runs until 4 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Elementary School. Part of ChillFest.

Parade

6:30 p.m.

Parade of Lights

Lighting up the night with dazzling colour. Meet at the Peter Pan statue, where the parade will kick off. With friends from OZFM, St. John’s Regional Fire Department, Waterford Valley cheerleaders, and many costumed characters. Event is weather dependent. Free event is part of ChillFest.

Recreation

2 p.m.

Free Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Event is weather dependent and runs until 4:30 p.m. Snowshoes are available at the Bowring Park Pool House. Part of ChillFest.

6 p.m.

Easter Seals Inclusive Youth Dodgeball Tournament

Ages 13 to 18. Co-ed teams of six. All skill levels and abilities welcome. Register by e-mailing samantha@eastersealsnl.ca. Location: Easter Seals NL (206 Mount Scio Rd.) Part of ChillFest.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony White co-host a traditional music session at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument to play along or just enjoy the music.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Monday, Feb. 19

Live Music

8:30 p.m.

Monday Night Social

Luke & John (folk country duo) host Monday nights at The Black Sheep all month long.

10:30 p.m.

Rum Ragged

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Games

7 p.m.

Crib Game

Weekly crib game at St. Teresa’s Church (basement) in support of Ronald McDonald House. $5 admission. Prize for the winner. Call Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Groups

1:30 p.m.

Caregivers Education and Support Program

Program for primary caregivers caring for a love one at home. Guest speaker will be Violet Ruelokke. Hosted by The Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group. Program runs until 3 p.m. at Park Place Community Centre. Call 748-6485 to register.

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Meets every Tuesday at Wesley Auditorium on Patrick Street. An hour of spiritual music and prayer, and a time to get in touch with yourself. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Open Mike Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Children

11 a.m.

Active Start Playgroup

Parents and caregivers can get active with the little ones at Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Recreation staff on site to develop physical literacy through active play. $3 per child between ages two and five. Under age two is free.

Groups

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters Club

Is nervousness with 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, visit www.cabottoastmasters.wordpress.com.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at 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.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Friday, Feb. 23

Art

12 p.m.

Real and Imagined

A solo exhibit by prolific artist Louise Sutton at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art. A selection of works in oil, acrylic and mixed media, Louise drifts seamlessly between the worlds of representation and abstraction with a vibrant energy. Exhibit runs until tomorrow.

Causes

6:30 p.m.

Karma Ride

Ride at Bespoke Cycle in support of The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Minimum $10 donation to participate.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

Masterless Men

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

7 p.m.

Snowshoe Hike

Guided snowshoe hike every Friday evening, with a new location each time. Offered by The Outfitters. Hikes are about 5 km and two hours long. $10 per person, or $40 for a seasons pass. Rentals available for $10. Contact Don Clarke at operations@theoutfitters.nf.ca.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Live Music

6 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

9 p.m.

Masterless Men

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Recreation

10 a.m.

Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Recreation

10 a.m.

Snowshoeing at Bowring Park

Snowshoes for all ages available to rent at the pool house until 4 p.m. Payment by debit or credit card only. One-hour rental is $5 per person, $10 for a family of three, and $15 for a family of four or more. Weather dependent and based on snow conditions. Call 737-3651.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

Fergus Brown O’Byrne and Tony White co-host a traditional music session at O’Reilly’s. Fun for the whole family. Bring an instrument to play along or just enjoy the music.

7 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Con O’Brien and Patrick Moran

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Monday, Feb. 26

Live Music

8:30 p.m.

Monday Night Social

Luke & John (folk country duo) hosting Monday nights at The Black Sheep all month long.

10:30 p.m.

Rum Ragged

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Games

7 p.m.

Crib Game

Weekly crib game at the St. Teresa’s Church basement in support of Ronald McDonald House. $5 admission. Prize for the winner. Call Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Inner Healing Ministry

Meets every Tuesday at Wesley Auditorium on Patrick Street. An hour of spiritual music, prayer, and a time to get in touch with yourself. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Roger at 895-3499.

Live Music

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Children

11 a.m.

Active Start Playgroup

Parents and caregivers can get active with the little ones at Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Recreation staff on site to develop physical literacy through active play. $3 per child between ages two and five. Under age two is free.

Live Music

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Thursday, March 1

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at 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.

Friday, March 2

Saturday, March 3

Sunday, March 4

Causes

10:30 a.m.

6th annual SPARE Some Love Bowling

In support of Ronald McDonald House. Held at Plaza Bowl, there are two times to choose from: morning bowling at 10:30 a.m., or afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Bowlers of all skill levels welcome. Organize your team, and “SPARE” Some Love for the families at Ronald McDonald House! Tickets on an escalating 50/50 draw also available. Call 738-0000.

Groups

6:30 p.m.

Wesley Church Men’s Choir – Service

The Wesley Men’s Choir and Rev. Bill Mercer, along with special guests Deborah and Keith Collins, will hold a service and sing-a-long starting at 6:50 p.m. All are welcome.

Monday, March 5

Tuesday, March 6

Wednesday, March 7

Thursday, March 8

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at 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.

Friday, March 9

Saturday, March 10

Groups

2 p.m.

Easter Afternoon Tea

Hosted by The Ladies of the Sabre at the Mazol Shrine Centre (530 Topsail Rd.) Tickets $10.00, includes spins on Easter baskets, and prizes for the best three Easter bonnets. For tickets, call Sylvia Downey at 368-0696.

Thursday, March 15

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at 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.

Thursday, March 22

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at 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.

Thursday, March 29

Children

10 a.m.

Active Playgroup

Recreation staff are on site at 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.

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