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Go Guide for Monday, April 23

Clear your mind midway through your Monday work day with guided meditation at the Wellness Studio above ETC Gifts on Water Street during the lunch hour. Further details are in today’s Go Guide listings.
Clear your mind midway through your Monday work day with guided meditation at the Wellness Studio above ETC Gifts on Water Street during the lunch hour. Further details are in today’s Go Guide listings. - 123RF Stock Photo

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Monday, April 23

Seniors

10:30 a.m.
Seniors’ Walking Group
Looking to go for a walk, but find it too cold or slippery? We have an amazing walking group at Cowan Heights United Church. Join us in the auditorium Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Admission is $1.

Causes

12 p.m.
Spring Cleaning Meditation
Come for a guided meditation into your inner psyche that will clean out those cob webs and old gunk while making way for the new. No previous meditation experience needed. This is by donation with funds going to The Gathering Place. Spring Cleaning Meditation is part of the Lunchtime Learning sessions happening at the Wellness Studio above ETC Gifts on Water Street. The Lunchtime Learning program will run from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., allowing you time to travel to and from work. You can view and register for all sessions online at:  https://www.etcgifts.ca/pages/etc-events

Children

11 a.m.
Active Start Playgroup
Caregivers get active with the little ones up to age five at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre’s active playgroup. Recreation staff will be on site to develop fundamental movement skills and physical literacy through active play. Cost is $3 per child aged two to five. Children under age two can participate free of charge.

Art

Ongoing
ArtsSmarts deadline
ArtsNL is accepting online applications from schools, school boards or groups of schools to operate ArtsSmarts projects. ArtsSmarts provides funding to schools to bring professional artists into the classroom to help teachers and students integrate arts activities into non-arts subject areas. The application deadline is May 31 (for projects starting after Sept. 15, 2018 and completed by June 22, 2019). Visit https://artsnl.smartsimple.ca to apply. Contact ArtsNL with any questions at 866-726-2212 (toll-free).

Live Music

6 p.m.
Dave White
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

8:30 p.m.
The Old Contemporaries
Performing acoustic songs old and new every Monday night at The Black Sheep’s “Monday Social”.

10 p.m.
Damian Follett
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

Tuesday, April 24

Art

11 a.m.
‘Pause’
“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. This exhibition will be at The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art until May 6.

6 p.m.
Earth Day Art Contest
Rabbittown Community Centre is hosting an Earth Day art contest. Bring in any kind of artistic creation – a sculpture, drawing, poem, culinary creation, and so on—be as creative as you can be! Whatever you create, it must be made out of 100 per cent recycled material. For example, paint can be made from tea stains and beet juice, or culinary creations can be made from things you'd normally throw out. All ages can participate. There will be two groups for judging: ages up to and including 12 years old, and ages 13 and up, with Cineplex gift cards for the winners. Snacks, tea and coffee will be provided.

Causes

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.

Children

10:30 a.m.
Big Fun for Little People
Bring your child along every Tuesday and join us at The Rooms for Big Fun. The program – designed for children aged two to four years old – features stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts for children and their guardian. Afterwards, head upstairs to The Rooms Café for a complimentary tea or coffee and a chance to visit with other adults. This program is included with the cost of admission.

3:30 p.m.
Pokémon Club
This club is for Pokémon-loving children between the ages of six and 12. Bring your Pokémon cards to the Marjorie Mews Public Library to play, talk about your favourite Pokémon, and more. Please register by calling 737-3020.

Comedy

8:30 p.m.
Bittersweet Comedy
Stand-up comedy at Bitters Pub, hosted by Lindsay Barron.

Dance

7 p.m.
Dance Up!
This is your chance to learn how to do a Newfoundland Set Dance. It’s Folk Dance Night at the Benevolent Irish Society (30 Harvey Rd.). The dance will be called by Tonya Kearley-Russell and backed by her merry band-family, Russells in the Corner, led by master fiddler, Kelly Russell. The dance is from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 admission. Free for DanceNL members.

Games

7:30 p.m.
Trivia Tuesday
Get your teams together for Trivia Tuesday at Element Coffee Bar and Lounge. Teams can consist of one to four players. $20 per team. Come early to sign up.

Groups

7:30 p.m.
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

5:30 p.m.
Tool Library Open House and Community Night
Do you have questions on how to use a particular tool? We’ll have skilled people on hand at the St. John’s Tool Library (151 Empire Ave.) to demonstrate safe tool use. Do you just want to discuss a project you have planned? We have a large whiteboard and lots of creative minds. Let’s talk! Do you have a project in mind, but don’t know which tools you need? Or, maybe you are just considering a membership and have questions. Drop in anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

6:30 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 one-hour session is at the Paul Reynolds Community Centre (35 Carrick Dr.). 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 will be purchasing a bin after the session, cash will be the only method of payment. Receipts will be provided.

Literature

7 p.m.
Alison Normore
Alison Normore is reading from Return to Pangaea at the A.C. Hunter Public Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Copies of Return to Pangaea will be available for purchase at the reading.

Live Music

6 p.m.
Andrew Rodgers
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

7 p.m.
Johnny Reid
The multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter brings his “Revival” tour to Mile One Centre.

9 p.m.
Mark Manning
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.
Dave White
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

Open Mike Night
Hosted by Mark Manning at O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, April 25

Books

7 p.m.
Ted Drover Ships Artist
Please join us for the official launch of Sheilah Mackinnon Drover's book, Ted Drover Ships Artist at the Railway Coastal Museum. Sheilah will give us a brief introduction to her book, with photographic reproductions of Ted Drover’s vessels on display. She'll also be signing copies with purchase available on site. Boyd Chubbs will be joining us on guitar and light refreshments will be available.

Children

Ongoing
Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camps
Registration is now open for The Fluvarium’s Summer Nature Camps, designed to capture the interest and the imagination of young campers ages six through 12. Fish on Long Pond, swim at the Aquarena, relax in the forest, and explore nature through engaging and thought-provoking programs. Camp cost will be $165 (plus HST) and campers will be provided with a t-shirt. Limited space is available, and some weeks fill fast, so call 754-3474 to register today.

Games

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

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 the St. John’s Retired Citizens’ Association, 10 Bennett Ave. $5 per session. Open to the public.

7:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anonymous
Meeting at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue. For more information, please call 738-1742.

Live Music

6:30 p.m.
Dave White
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

7 p.m.
Chris Hennessy
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

10 p.m.
Damian Follett
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

10:30 p.m.
Heel ’N’ Toe
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Thursday, April 26

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.

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.

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.

11 p.m.
Mark Manning & Carl Peters
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

11:30 p.m.
Ceiligh
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Friday, April 27

Live Music

4 p.m.
Dave White
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

5 p.m.
Chris Hennessy
Performing at O’Reilly’s.

7 p.m.
Belles, Blues and Boogie
What better way to shake off the last of the winter doldrums than by lacing on your dancing shoes. Les Ms., under the direction of Dr. Valerie Long, is returning to rock the Masonic Temple along with the award-winning Lori Cooper Band, in two nights of music ranging from ballads to blues, and jive to jazz. Doors open at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and snacks available. Cash bar. 50-50 draw. Tickets are limited and are $35 each. Contact info@lesms.ca.

8 p.m.
Damian Follett
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

12 a.m.
Good Time Charlie
Performing at Green Sleeves Pub.

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