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GO GUIDE: Community events in St. John's area May 15-20

Dr. Catherine Field from the University of Alberta will give a free public lecture Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bruneau Centre, Room IIC-2001, at Memorial University in which she will present new recommendations and research that provides evidence babies can be fed better to prevent food allergies.
Dr. Catherine Field from the University of Alberta will give a free public lecture Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bruneau Centre, Room IIC-2001, at Memorial University in which she will present new recommendations and research that provides evidence babies can be fed better to prevent food allergies. - 123RF Stock Photo

Tuesday, May 15

Causes

10 a.m.

Great Big Book Sale

The Canadian Federation of University Women’s (CFUW) annual used book sale runs at the ReMax Centre (St. John’s Curling Club) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $1 and most books are $2 or less. Cash only. Bring bags for your books. There are over 40,000 gently used books for sale for all ages and interests. This sale supports scholarships and community outreach of the St. John’s CFUW.

Classes

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Wisdom Healing Qigong

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Classes are ongoing now through June at 10:30 a.m. for the beyond beginners class and 1:30 p.m. for the beginners class. Focus on postural alignment, gentle repetitive movements, visualization, sound and focused attention. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Lecture

7 p.m.

Babies and allergies

Dr. Catherine Field from the University of Alberta will give a free public lecture at the Bruneau Centre, Room IIC-2001, at Memorial University in which she will present new recommendations and research that provides evidence we can feed our babies better to prevent food allergies. A reception will follow the lecture, and limited free parking is available in Lot 17. All are welcome.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

9 p.m.

Mark Manning

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mic Night

Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, May 16

Causes

10 a.m.

Great Big Book Sale

The Canadian Federation of University Women’s annual used book sale runs at the ReMax Centre, St. John’s Curling Club, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 and most books are $2 or less. Cash only. Bring bags for your books. There are over 40,000 gently used books for sale for all ages and interests. This sale supports scholarships and community outreach of the St. John’s CFUW.

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Presented by the Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador, this is a specialized exercise program for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. These one-hour classes are free, and are offered every Wednesday at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd. Call 754-4428 for details.

10:30 a.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. Classes are ongoing now through June at 10:30 a.m. for new and returning students. Includes 20 gentle, repetitive movements that help increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Groups

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

We meet at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue every Wednesday. For more information, call 738-1742.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10:30 p.m.

Heel N’ Toe

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Radio

7:30 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 submarine, bought from the U.K. 20 years ago. Rebroadcast May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

Theatre

7:30 p.m.

‘Bent Broadway’

Performed by Miranda MacDonald, Peter MacDonald, Jamie Pitt and John Williams, and accompanied by Gillian Vaughan, “Bent Broadway” is a one-night-only spectacle of subversive song at the LSPU Hall. Featuring songs from Company, Sunday in the Park with George, The Last Five Years, The Book of Mormon, Tick, Tick… Boom!, Hair, and more, this rich blending of avant-garde pieces explores themes urgent, political and deeply moving. Mature content. Accessible seating. Tickets $35 available online at www.rca.nf.ca/event/bent-broadway/ or by calling the Hall at 753-4531.

Workshops

6:30 p.m.

Preserving by Encapsulation

Encapsulation is a preservation method used by libraries, museums and archives for storing and protecting frequently handled paper items, such as posters, maps and architectural plans. The A.C. Hunter Public Library is pleased to partner with the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador to host this hands-on mini-workshop where participants will learn how to encapsulate an item of their choosing. This is an adults-only program; sharp knives will be involved and materials will be supplied. Workshop takes place at the A.C. Hunter Public Library’s 1st floor community room. Registration is limited.

Thursday, May 17

Art

1 p.m.

Dave Hoddinott

Dave Hoddinott is the artist-in-residence at the Heritage Shop,

309 Water St., until June 17. Visit Dave at the second-floor gallery, where you can watch him paint, and view his artwork every Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

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.

Classes

1:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Come “Awaken the Energy Within”! Relax! En-JOY! Weekly wellness classes with Sheila Leonard at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd. This beyond beginners class is ongoing now through June at 1:30 p.m. Refining our practice of the 20 gentle repetitive movements, helping further increase the flow of our natural energy. Call 727-7863 or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca for more information.

Games

8 p.m.

Trivia Matters

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

8 p.m.

Karaoke at the Hall

Now is your chance to belt out your favourite karaoke tunes live from the LSPU Hall stage! Jody Richardson hosts Karaoke at the Hall: a fundraiser for the Resource Centre for the Arts/LSPU Hall.

There will be exciting special guests, delicious food from local chef Amanda Bulman and prize baskets to be won. A great night out for a good cause! Tickets are $25 for admission to the event. A $50 premium ticket is also available which includes admission, a free drink, free menu items and a $25 tax receipt. Buy online at rca.nf.ca or call the hall at 753-4531. Resource Centre for the Arts is a non-profit organization. The funds raised from this event are used by the RCA to help subsidize rental rates for all artists who rent the LSPU Hall. Keeping rental rates affordable is an integral part of our mandate to provide accessible, supportive and well-resourced programs and venues, with a primary focus on the creation, development and advancement of the performing arts in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Mark Manning & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Friday, May 18

Live Music

4 p.m.

Rob Cook

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Chris Hennessy

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Good Time Charlie

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Saturday, May 19

Live Music

5 p.m.

Noel Worthman

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8:15 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Good Time Charlie

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Sunday, May 20

Crafts

2 p.m.

‘Skeet’ Cross Stitching

Katie Harvey, of Queen Stitch NL, is teaching a cross stitching for beginners class at Easter Seals, 206 Mount Scio Rd., from 2-3:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to stitch the common Newfoundland expression “skeet.” Cost is $35 and includes all materials. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register through Eventbrite or by contacting Katie at queenstitchnl@gmail.com.

Live Music

3:30 p.m.

Sunday Traditional Session

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

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 Kelly Mansell, CEO of Rocket Bakery, who enthusiastically talks about the well-known bakery, fresh food and catering business located on Water Street. Rocket is the successor to Auntie Crae’s, also well-known and much-loved. Rebroadcast May 23 at 7 p.m. Listen at VOWR am 800, VOWR.org, cable radio Rogers 956, Bell Aliant 745.

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