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GO GUIDE: St. John's area community events, June 12-16

The weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House takes place every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5 with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.
The weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House takes place every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5 with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information. - 123RF Stock Photo

Tuesday, June 12

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 throughout 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.

Art

Ongoing

Brushes with Nature

An exhibition of works by Monday’s Company at Memorial University Botanical Garden, 306 Mt. Scio Rd. Monday’s Company have been painting with Diana Dabinett for 25 years. The exhibition runs from June 8 to July 12. As the room is sometimes in use, phone ahead to make sure the exhibition is open. Call 864-8590.

Games

7 p.m.

Crib

The weekly crib game in support of Ronald McDonald House continues every Tuesday in the basement of St. Teresa’s Church. Admission is $5 with a prize awarded to the winner. The event is open to everyone. Contact Andrew Walsh at 726-3935 for more information.

Live Music

12:30 p.m.

Trad Tunes at Rocket Bakery

Enjoy some of Newfoundland’s best as they gather to play a selection of traditional Newfoundland music at Rocket Bakery from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is a free event.

6 p.m.

Andrew Rodgers

Performing at Green Sleeves.

10 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Open Mike Night

At O’Reilly’s.

Wednesday, June 13

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 is $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.

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.

3 p.m.

Art Hive

Make art, collaborate and engage with members from your community at our Art Hive at A.C. Hunter Public Library: a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist in an environment of inclusion, respect and learning. All ages are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 737-3950 to register.

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 throughout 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.

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.

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, Google “Cabot Toastmasters.”

Games

8 p.m.

Bingo

Weekly bingo at the Mazol Shrine Centre, 530 Topsail Rd.

Fundraiser

Upcoming

Fish Fry at The Fluvarium

Save the date: on 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.

4:30 p.m.

Lobster Dinner at The Kirk

The 42nd annual Lobster Dinner at The Kirk (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 76 Queen’s Rd.) is a popular dinner that always sells quickly. Takeout orders can be picked up any time after 4:30 p.m. The eat-in big feast in the hall is at 7 p.m. Cost is $60. Included are two cooked and split Newfoundland lobsters, assorted salads, buns and trifle for dessert. A takeout lobster dinner is a date night picnic for two, or you can join us in the hall for the big feast. Reserved seating for groups of eight or more. Get yours by calling the church office at 726-5385 or email kirklobster@gmail.com. Advance tickets only.

Groups

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.

Live Music

6 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

7 p.m.

Kyran Pennell

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.

Discussion

7 p.m.

LGBTQ+ Support Panel

Are you a parent, relative or friend of someone who identifies as LGBTQ+? Do you want to be encouraging, but sometimes you aren’t sure how? Well “come out” and join us for a panel discussion at A.C. Hunter Public Library about supporting your LGBTQ+ loved ones. All are welcome. Call 737-3950 to register.

Thursday, June 14

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 throughout 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.

Live Music

5 p.m.

Fergus O’Byrne

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Irish Descendants

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Glory Days

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

Ceiligh

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Public Forum

Ongoing

Rural Vitality

Join us at Rural Vitality: Partnerships and Placemaking — a unique community-based forum where communities on the Bonavista Peninsula will tell their story and invite innovative ideas on how to harness built heritage for community revitalization. Trinity Historical Society is co-organizing the forum with the Bonavista-Trinity Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation and Tourism Elliston, with support from the Environmental Policy Institute of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. The forum will take place from June 14-17 in communities across the Bonavista region. Learn more and register at www.preservationofplace.com.

Friday, June 15

Live Music

4 p.m.

Derek Graham

Performing at Green Sleeves.

5 p.m.

Jim Feehan

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

8 p.m.

Damian Follett

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

12 a.m.

Dave White & Carl Peters

Performing at Green Sleeves.

Public Forum

Ongoing

Rural Vitality

Join us at Rural Vitality: Partnerships and Placemaking — a unique community-based forum where communities on the Bonavista Peninsula will tell their story and invite innovative ideas on how to harness built heritage for community revitalization. Trinity Historical Society is co-organizing the forum with the Bonavista-Trinity Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation and Tourism Elliston, with support from the Environmental Policy Institute of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. The forum will take place from June 14-17 in communities across the Bonavista region. Learn more and register at www.preservationofplace.com.

Saturday, June 16

Children

11 a.m.

Kids Crafternoon

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the SS Florizel disaster, which is an important part of Newfoundland history. Join us at The Annex at Admiralty House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and make your own 3-D porthole craft. Cost is $3 per child and includes all supplies. Parents/guardians are free to view the “Faces of the Florizel” exhibit while kids craft in the classroom. Space is limited, so register in advance by emailing admiraltyhouse.asstmgr@gmail.com or calling 748-1124.

Crafts

10 a.m.

Quilts on display

The Ocean View Quilters’ Guild presents over 100 quilts on display at the Conception Bay South Arena on Graham Mifflin Way in Kelligrews from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Attendees can win a grand prize of a beautiful homemade quilt. $5 admission.

Fundraiser

9 a.m.

Annual Tree Sale

The Junior Forest Wardens’ annual tree sale is happening until 3 p.m. at C.D.’s Trees at 406 Marine Dr. in Logy Bay. There will be a huge variety of locally grown trees, plants and shrubs (annuals, perennials baskets and planters). The JFW clubs will be there to help you find the perfect one for you. The JFW tree sale is the major annual event that raises awareness of JFW-NL, and raises funds to support the JFW program. Junior Forest Wardens – NL is a family based outdoor adventure program that gets families to play outdoors.

Plants, books, bake sale

Proceeds in aid of Cochrane Street United Church. This sale will take place at Cochrane Centre on Bannerman Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. Enjoy a muffin and tea or coffee while you shop.

Charity auction and lobster dinner

The Cupids Legacy Centre’s charity auction and lobster dinner at the Cupid Legacy Centre, 368 Seaforest Dr., features fresh-cooked lobster, salads and dessert buffet. Auction to follow dinner. For tickets and more information, call 528-1610 or email info@cupidslegacycentre.ca.
 

7:30 p.m.

Puttin’ on the Glitz

A fundraiser for Wonderbolt Circus at The Space, 72 Harbour Dr., features live music, circus arts performance, a live auction and more — all with 1920s and ’30s era pizzazz! Tickets are $75. For more information, visit wonderbolt.ca.

Live Music

2:30 p.m.

Afrobeats

Afrobeats returns to the A.C. Hunter Library for some exciting dancing and drumming. Join us for traditional dances of Africa, then join us for a Djembe open drumming circle. Call 737-3950 to register.

5 p.m.

Bill Kelly

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

6:30 p.m.

Dave White

Performing at Green Sleeves.

8 p.m.

Greeley’s Reel

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

11 p.m.

Unlisted

Performing at Green Sleeves.

11:30 p.m.

The Punters

Performing at O’Reilly’s.

Meeting

11 a.m.

Overeaters Anonymous

Regular one-hour meeting is held every Saturday at the Carnell Building, 13-15 Pippy Pl. For more information, call 738-1742.

Public Forum

Ongoing

Rural Vitality

Join us at Rural Vitality: Partnerships and Placemaking — a unique community-based forum where communities on the Bonavista Peninsula will tell their story and invite innovative ideas on how to harness built heritage for community revitalization. Trinity Historical Society is co-organizing the forum with the Bonavista-Trinity Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation and Tourism Elliston, with support from the Environmental Policy Institute of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University. The forum will take place from June 14-17 in communities across the Bonavista region. Learn more and register at www.preservationofplace.com.

Retreat

Upcoming

Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat

Come awaken the energy within on Saturday, June 23. Relax! En-JOY! This retreat runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Virginia Water Retreat House, 47 Parsonage Dr. (off Logy Bay Road). Practice, review, and reflection time. For new and returning participants. Treat yourself! Please pre-register. Call Sheila at 727-7863 for more information or visit www.sheilaleonard.ca.

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