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Go Guide: St. John's area community events for July 11

Pour a cold one and enjoy some music with the NSO’s Suds ‘n’ Symphony night at Quidi Vidi Brewery in St. John’s from 5:30 p.m. today. For details, read below.
Pour a cold one and enjoy some music with the NSO’s Suds ‘n’ Symphony night at Quidi Vidi Brewery in St. John’s from 5:30 p.m. today. For details, read below. - Contributed

Wednesday, July 11

Classes

10 a.m.

Boxing to Beat Parkinson’s

Specialized exercise program at Boxfit, 878 Topsail Rd., for Parkinson’s patients using boxing techniques. Classes are free. Call 754-4428 for details.

5 p.m.

Fishcraft

Join Fishing for Success at Rocket Bakery from 5-8 p.m. for a family-friendly evening of hands-on activities that are all about fish and fishing. Learn ancient skills of weaving rope and knitting net — but with a modern twist all your own. Make your very own souvenir to keep. Learn skills that have been handed down through Newfoundland and Labrador families for generations.

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7:30 p.m.

Aikido

Aikido is an effective martial art with an ethical approach: use the aggressor's energy against them without harming them. Get fit and focused while having fun. Aikido is offered by the Fudoshin School of Aikido at St. Theresa School (100 Mundy Pond Rd.). It’s a welcoming place for everyone. It is a non-profit with a low monthly membership fee; no one is turned away for financial reasons. Come try it out! For more information, visit: www.2017.fudoshinaikikai.ca.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Fish Fry at the Fluvarium

Save the date: On July 31st our Red Seal chef, Antoine Harding, will prepare a delicious three course fish dinner for the Fluvarium’s annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward children’s environmental education programs. Call 754-FISH (3474) for tickets. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

Groups

7 p.m.

Cabot Toastmasters

Is a fear of 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, simply Google: Cabot Toastmasters.

7:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular weekly meeting held every Wednesday at St. James United Church on Elizabeth Avenue. For more information, call 738-1742.

History

7:30 p.m.

Blandfords of Herring Neck and Greenspond

A special Family History Society lecture will take place at Hampton Hall at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road. The speaker will be Amalie Tuffin. The topic is “Blandfords of Herring Neck and Greenspond”. There is no charge for admission and free parking is available. Open to the general public.

Live Music

5:30 p.m.

NSO Suds ‘n’ Symphony

Who doesn't love beer? How about beer with some amazing music? Join Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) players Heather Kao, Theo Weber and Brian Way for the NSO's first ever Suds 'n' Symphony event! Your ticket gets you into the brand spankin' new Quidi Vidi taproom and a flight of superb QV beers. Plus enjoy some great easy-listening music. What's not to love? Grab your friends, tell you co-workers and join us for the happiest of happy hours! Tickets available on Eventbrite.

7 p.m.

The Diversity Stage

An inclusive summer concert series dedicated to featuring a balanced and dynamic lineup of musicians. The concert series will be free for all ages on the George Street Main Stage in Prince Edward Plaza each Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. until Sept. 12. Presented by Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Coors Light. Artists will include the following (in no particular order): Janet Cull Band, Denis Parker, Carolina East, Rum Ragged, The Kubasonics, Clare Follett, Kalem Mahoney, Rachael Cousins, Mick Davis & His Skinny Jim’s.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Mary Walsh, manager of Access 311 for St. John’s. Judging by busy wait times in order to speak with a customer service agent, it seems the public views 311 as an extremely useful and practical service. Mary takes us behind the scenes at Access 311 and describes how it was formed and now functions. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Storytelling

8 p.m.

Summer Series: Yoel Perez

The St. John’s Storytelling Festival welcomes Yoel Perez, a storyteller, folklorist, and scholar visiting us from Israel. He presents a unique evening at The Lantern (35 Barnes Rd.) that mixes history with storytelling, as he shares with us his work in collecting folk tales from the Middle East. Yoel has collected over 100 folktales from Bedouin tribes, alongside many more from Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and his native Israel. He will intersperse tales of his research and experiences as a folklorist with stories and folktales from his collection, with time afterward for questions and casual chatting over tea and treats. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Thursday, July 12

Entertainment

5 p.m.

BioBlitz Night

We blitz’d the Memorial University Botanical Garden in the spring, now it is time to see what is moving and growing in the summer. Race around the garden to see how many creatures and plants you can record so they can be added to the national database.

Fundraisers

7 p.m.

Goods Bingo

Team Ronald McDonald House Charities entering the 2018 Tely10 invite you to support Ronald McDonald House at the Goods Bingo at Columbus Hall on St. Clare Avenue. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Bingo starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. A lot of great prizes to be won. Space is limited. Contact Ronald McDonald House at 738-0000 or info@rmhcnl.ca for advance tickets. Thank you for helping to keep families with a sick or injured child close at Ronald McDonald House.

Live Music

5:30 p.m.

Homely-Made Jam Session

Join Matthew Hornell at Rocket Bakery for some home cookin’ and The Homely-Made Jam Session featuring everything from bluegrass to old time tunes. Free event.

Social

5 p.m.

Cuso International meet and greet

Calling all Cuso International alumni, supporters and volunteers! Cuso International CEO Glenn Mifflin is coming home to St. John's and will host an informal meet and greet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Quidi Vidi Brewing Company (35 Barrows Rd.). Come out and meet others who have been involved with Cuso International over its 57 years in operation. Please RSVP by calling 888-434-2876 Ext. 222 or by email at

christine.woodbridge@cusointernational.org.

Friday, July 13

Groups

Saturday, July 14

Information

1 p.m.

Backyard composting

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering this free backyard composting information session to residents of St. John’s at MUN Botanical Garden (306 Mount Scio Rd.). Workshops are free and no registration is required. St. John’s residents who have attended the one-hour session can purchase bins from the City of St. John’s. A standard compost bin is $50 and a tumbler compost bin (free standing, doesn’t touch the ground) is $75.

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Lisa Browne, CEO of Stella’s Circle, an organisation in St. John’s. Since it began in 1945, Stella’s Circle greatly increased its number of projects and locations, including one project in western Newfoundland, in order to assist people over 18 with "hand up, not hand out" efforts offering "real help, real homes, and real work". Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Social

Upcoming

Bay Bazaar

The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation is hosting the much-loved summer event, Bazaar at the Bay Arena, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, July 21. Arts, crafts, books, baked goods, toys, bath and beauty products and more will be made available by over 70 vendors. Hot dogs, homemade soup and freshly cooked toutons will be available. Byron Hierlihy will be on site offering pony rides for children. 50-50 tickets and tickets on a donated product will also be on sale. Admission is $3.00. For further information, please visit www.bayrobertsculture.com.

Sunday, July 15

Monday, July 16

Tuesday, July 17

Classes

12 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Free one-hour T’ai Chi Chih sessions with Sheila Leonard on the Government House lawn. All welcome. Lessons include 20 gentle, repetitive movements that are easy to learn. Simply come and follow along. For more information, visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Education

9 a.m.

Code Create Teach

This free, full-day workshop will provide K-12 educators with the tools to inspire computational thinking and basic coding both inside and outside the classroom. No coding experience? No problem. This workshop is accessible to beginners. Workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at District Conference Centre (40 Strawberry Marsh Rd.). Register online at codecreateteach.ca/en/provinces/nl.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Lisa Browne, CEO of Stella’s Circle, an organisation in St. John’s. Since it began in 1945, Stella’s Circle greatly increased its number of projects and locations, including one project in western Newfoundland, in order to assist people over 18 with "hand up, not hand out" efforts offering "real help, real homes, and real work". Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Wednesday, July 18

Live Music

7 p.m.

The Diversity Stage

An inclusive summer concert series dedicated to featuring a balanced and dynamic lineup of musicians. The concert series will be free for all ages on the George Street Main Stage in Prince Edward Plaza each Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. until Sept. 12. Presented by Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Coors Light. Artists will include the following (in no particular order): Janet Cull Band, Denis Parker, Carolina East, Rum Ragged, The Kubasonics, Clare Follett, Kalem Mahoney, Rachael Cousins, Mick Davis & His Skinny Jim’s.

Thursday, July 19

Legal

6 p.m.

Legal Assistance Clinic

The Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Legal Assistance Clinic offers assistance to people without a lawyer who wish to have some legal advice about their appeal. Available to any person who does not have a lawyer and who has a case before the Court of Appeal or who is considering appealing a judgment or decision to the Court of Appeal. The clinic runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and offers free 30-minute appointments with a practicing lawyer. Video conferences can be arranged for people in custody. To schedule an appointment, call 729-0066 or visit the Court of Appeal website at http://court.nl.ca/appeal/legal_assistance_clinic.html.

Friday, July 20

Comedy

8:30 p.m.

Cocktail Comedy

With host Bree Parsons ad headliner Mike Vardy at The Luxus Lounge, 128 Water St. Reserve tickets at events@theluxsus.ca.

Saturday, July 21

Social

10 a.m.

Bay Bazaar

The Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation is hosting the much-loved summer event, Bazaar at the Bay Arena, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts, crafts, books, baked goods, toys, bath and beauty products and more will be made available by over 70 vendors. Hot dogs, homemade soup and freshly cooked toutons will be available. Byron Hierlihy will be on site offering pony rides for children. 50-50 tickets and tickets on a donated product will also be on sale. Admission is $3.00. For further information, please visit www.bayrobertsculture.com.

Sunday, July 22

Radio

2 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Paul Winsor, an IT support analyst who offers descriptions of basic electronic communication devices which might appeal to those considering their purchase and use. He suggests some guidelines to keep in mind before buying, and highlights user-friendly and effective devices for different users and their needs. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Monday, July 23

History

10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Other Women Walk

A historical walking tour featuring multiple performances at standing stops in and around Bannerman Park. Professional actors perform as various women from 1922 St. John’s. The tour departs twice daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays between July 23 and August 10, rain or shine, from the corner of Rennies Mill and Circular Road. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Learn more at OtherWomenWalk.com or on Facebook.

Tuesday, July 24

Classes

12 p.m.

T’ai Chi Chih

Free one-hour T’ai Chi Chih sessions with Sheila Leonard on the Government House lawn. All welcome. Lessons include 20 gentle, repetitive movements that are easy to learn. Simply come and follow along. For more information, visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Fish Fry at the Fluvarium

Save the date: On July 31st our Red Seal chef, Antoine Harding, will prepare a delicious three course fish dinner for the Fluvarium’s annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward children’s environmental education programs. Call 754-FISH (3474) for tickets. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

Wednesday, July 25

Live Music

7 p.m.

The Diversity Stage

An inclusive summer concert series dedicated to featuring a balanced and dynamic lineup of musicians. The concert series will be free for all ages on the George Street Main Stage in Prince Edward Plaza each Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. until Sept. 12. Presented by Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd. and Coors Light. Artists will include the following (in no particular order): Janet Cull Band, Denis Parker, Carolina East, Rum Ragged, The Kubasonics, Clare Follett, Kalem Mahoney, Rachael Cousins, Mick Davis & His Skinny Jim’s.

Radio

7:30 p.m.

VOWR guest interview

Barbara De Land speaks with Paul Winsor, an IT support analyst who offers descriptions of basic electronic communication devices which might appeal to those considering their purchase and use. He suggests some guidelines to keep in mind before buying, and highlights user-friendly and effective devices for different users and their needs. Tune in on VOWR AM 800, online at vowr.org, cable radio Rogers 945, or Bell Aliant 756.

Social

3 p.m.

Garden Party

Her Honour The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, and His Honour Howard W. Foote, welcome the public at a garden party on the grounds of Government House (50 Military Rd.) from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In the event of rain, it will go ahead the next day.

Thursday, July 26

Games

2 p.m.

Card Craze in Topsail

The Card Craze is happening at St. John the Evangelist Parish Hall on Rectory Road in Topsail. There will be tea and treats. Tickets are $10.

Monday, July 30

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Fish Fry at the Fluvarium

Tomorrow (July 31) our Red Seal chef, Antoine Harding, will prepare a delicious three course fish dinner for the Fluvarium’s annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward children’s environmental education programs. Call 754-FISH (3474) for tickets. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

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